This is the second book of Fern Britton’s that I have read – the first was Coming Home which I gave a firm five stars. The Newcomer however just didn’t seem to live up to Fern’s usual style. Although it resisted Pendruggan and a few familiar characters, the writing was quite flat and dull. The beautiful Cornish countryside was described perfectly – there was a real essence of being in the sunshine with gorgeous scenery. But the characters seemed a little weak – it is however an easy read and good as a Summer chick lit.