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The Newcomer

Narrated by: Laura Kirman
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Summary

She arrived in the village on the spring tide and hoped to be at the heart of it, knowing its secrets and weathering its storms.

It was to be a new beginning....

It’s springtime in the Cornish village of Pendruggan, and as the community comes together to say a fond farewell to parish vicar Simon and his wife, Penny, a newcomer causes quite a stir....

Reverand Angela Whitehorn came to Cornwall to make a difference. With her husband, Robert, by her side, she sets about making changes - but it seems not everyone is happy for her to shake things up in the small parish, and soon Angela starts to receive anonymous poison pen letters.

Angela has always been one to fight back, and she has already brought a fresh wind into the village, supporting her female parishioners through good times and bad. But as the letters get increasingly more personal, Angela learns that the secrets are closer to home.

With faith and friends by your side, even the most unlikely of new beginnings is possible.

©2019 Fern Britton (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Incredibly atmospheric." (Sun)

"A heartfelt novel about family secrets and atonement." (Woman & Home)

"A book to truly lose yourself in." (Sunday Times best seller Milly Johnson)

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good easy listening

second fern britton book I've read preferred the 1st
but will listen to more from her

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An easy listen and a village catch up

I enjoyed this listen but did miss the neighbours next door to the vicarage. The doctor and brother and partner. Felt strange they were not to be seen or heard.

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Loved it

I loved this latest book and feel I know the characters well from the previous books. Thankfully the narrator is SO much better than the last. The story gripped me from the first chapter and I do wish the whole series would be picked up for TV. Can’t wait for the next book!