Books by Lynne Hinton

Lynne Hinton is a native of North Carolina, born in Durham and raised in Fayetteville. She is the daughter of Rev. Jack and Mrs. Shirley Hinton and the youngest of three children. Lynne was a "PK," a preacher's kid who spent much of her life growing up


THE VIEW FROM HERE by Lynne Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2018

"This field guide to both nature and life offers morals on grief, survival, and community in an often too-pat package."
A divorced scientist trying to make sense of her life climbs into a tree—and stays put. Read full book review >
SISTER EVE AND THE BLUE NUN by Lynne Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Hinton mixes lots of twists and action with mysticism and a touch of romance, but the biggest puzzle in Sister Eve's third case may be the heroine's reckless decision-making."
A nun may need divine intervention to rescue her from a desperate killer. Read full book review >
WELCOME BACK TO PIE TOWN by Lynne Hinton
Released: June 26, 2012

"Hinton's novel is loaded with sugar, but its plot lacks some much-needed spice."
A fiercely protective New Mexican community unites to support its citizens in this feel good sequel to Pie Town (2011). Read full book review >
PIE TOWN by Lynne Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2011

"Heartfelt, Christian goodwill triumphs in this utterly predictable story."
Hinton's ninth novel is a feel-good tale in which an inexperienced priest, a wayward young woman and a terminally ill boy save the soul of a small town. Read full book review >
THE ORDER OF THINGS by Lynne Hinton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2009

"If Hinton's conclusion is a bit too easy for realism, the emotional journey these two strangers make offers a spiritual truth about the power of confession and forgiveness."
An oddly satisfying little novel from Hinton (The Arms of God, 2005, etc.), most of which takes place during a single night at a mental institution. Read full book review >
THE ARMS OF GOD by Lynne Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"There are some fine characterizations and much drama here, but the author's uneven lyricism (she veers into purple prose and cliché) and limited psychological acuity (cycles of abuse figure largely here) doesn't quite rise to the challenge of her material."
A mysterious abandonment and reunion frame multi-generational trauma, racial violence and lasting emotional damage. Read full book review >
THE LAST ODD DAY by Lynne Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"A slight story, and a dreary one."
Eschewing the folksy charm of her previous titles (The Things I Know Best, 2001, etc.), Hinton serves up death and despair, with only an occasional ray of light. Read full book review >
THE THINGS I KNOW BEST by Lynne Hinton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Lyrical and light, with an appealing small-town cast."
The author of Friendship Cake (not reviewed) takes readers to tiny Pleasant Cross, North Carolina, where everybody knows everybody else's business—and some know more. Read full book review >