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And another award, this time from the USA!

Reader's Favorite

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

5star shiny hrReaders' Favorite announces the review of the Fiction - Historical - Event/Era book "The Matchstick Boy" by Rowena Kinread, currently available at

Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite

Facts serve as the inspiration for Rowena Kinread's The Matchstick Boy. Jakob began working in a matchstick factory at a very young age. Ramun, the manufacturing

director's ten-year-old son, was always getting into trouble. Whenever Jakob saw Ramun, a negative event would occur. Before Josef arrived, Jakob led his goats into a side valley to check for stonefalls. Just before the rock avalanche that killed Josef, Jakob was positive he saw someone up the ridge. Jakob thought he saw Ramun and believed that Ramun killed Josef. Thirty years later, Jakob's deaf daughter becomes pregnant when Ramun rapes her. Jakob insists that his daughter be given justice and that Ramun take responsibility for his wrongdoings. While searching for witnesses against Ramun, Jakob uncovers a multitude of well-kept secrets among the close-knit community.

The Matchstick Boy had me hooked from the start until the end. Rowena Kinread examines several aspects of human interactions and behaviors in nineteenth-century Swiss families, workplaces, local communities, and larger society. It was an easy read, filled with unexpected twists and turns. The chapters flowed into each other, and I could not put it down; I was too afraid I would miss something. The characters were relatable and authentic. The main character, Jakob, brings complexity to the story with his unwavering pursuit of justice. I was introduced to him when he was very young and experienced his range of emotions alongside him. Both the writing and research for the story are excellent. Sensitivity was shown when examining the themes of justice, treachery, and long-kept secrets."

You can learn more about Rowena Kinread and "The Matchstick Boy" at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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