The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh
File Size (Pages): 2663 KB (304 pages)
Challenges: 2012 Support Your Library
Source: Library download
Description: The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what's been missing in her life. And when she's forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. (via Goodreads.com)
Thoughts: I had first heard about this book back this past summer and had requested a paper copy of the book and due to the fact that I had lots more on my plate to read, I didn't get around to it and brought it back. But something that drew me to this book and when I had managed to set aside some time to get started on the book, I started to really enjoy it. There was something different about the book that made the back and forth effective and made the story progress well and make it feel as though you were intruding in on Victoria's life and not just getting a glimpse of it.
I can't really really describe how much I loved the book and how I felt about the book; its just one of those things that when you really like a book you can't even describe it.
Bottom line: Really enjoyed the book. I would recommend it to those that enjoy strong female narratives or are just looking for some quality fiction.
Pages for 2012: 8224
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