The View from Here book Review

Hey everyone,

I finished reading this book a while ago and just never uploaded my review of it.

Source: Library

Publisher:  NewSouth Books

Series: No

Edition: Hardcover 240 pages

Genre: Inspirational

Purchase: Chapters


” Katie Sinclair climbed up a loblolly pine just to see if she could. And then she stayed, creating a media sensation and more than a little trouble for the folks in Jones County, North Carolina. There is a lot of speculation about why the state employee took to the tree. Some think she is making a political statement about the destruction of forests for urban development. Others believe her recent divorce has driven her to a nervous breakdown.”

I believe that this book lacks a sturdy or real idea.  There is no concrete theme to it. Just the reader following Kate’s days in a tree, very diary-like.  

Few thrilling parts, mostly just Kate coming to terms with the events in her life and her forgiving herself or others. It took removing her self from the daily grind to accept the change.

A very cute story regarding life, love and the views we have. The book outlines the importance of communication. 

The end to me seemed really rushed, two pages (front and back) of the “Happy Ever After”.  It almost seemed as if Lynne Hinton, had to tie all the loose ends up quickly which may in the “rushed” feeling you get as a reader. 

Would I recommend this book, yes. However, the person I recommend it to would have to be in the same or generally the same shoes that Kate herself was in. Someone who might need a change of view on life or during a journey within their life. 

I, personally, feel like the bird information that was added to the story was a little much at times. I understand that it was part of Kate’s character, although there were parts (in my own opinion) that the information took away from the story itself.


Many more reviews to come!! 

Happy Reading everyone!!

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