Monday, September 3, 2012

Review of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Rating - 4

After a childhood spent in the foster care system, Victoria Jones is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen, Victoria has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes meeting a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what's been missing in her own life, and as she starts to fall for him, she's forced to confront a painful secret from her past, and decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. (Desc. from LT)
Watching Victoria overcome her terrible childhood is redemptive and makes you want to keep reading and rooting for her until the very last page. There's lots of interesting information about the meaning of certain flowers. Highly recommended.

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