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Sunday, January 1, 2012

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

A former foster child ends up homeless when she turns eighteen but finds redemption and solace in her love of flowers and their meanings.

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Anonymous said...

Loved it. I may just have to own this book and use it for reference.

Teresa Myers said...

I loved this book. It was hard to put down. Beautifully written book about maternal love, devotion, forgiveness and redemption. Anyone that has ever had a broken heart will feel hope after reading his book. I loved the reference at the end: The language of flower names and meanings. It would be fun to use the reference. I will look to buy this one.

Netherland said...

This is a skillfully told, compelling story of love and survival that totally drew me into the struggling young protagonist's world. I couldn't stop reading once I began and was fascinated by the way 18-year-old Victoria goes from a life of abuse in foster care to make her way in the world using her love of flowers to support herself and reach out to others. There's a mystery in her past about what went wrong with the almost perfect seeming foster mother who taught her the language of flowers and a romance in the present that unfolds with a handsome young grower who seems to understand that language. It makes for fascinating and deeply involving storytelling as the chapters alternate from past to present and tell both tales.