What The Language of Flowers is about:
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 grief, 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, Victoria has nowhere to go and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. Soon a local florist discovers her talents, and Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But a mysterious vendor at the flower market 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
Why I Wanted to read it: Because so many of my trusted book friends raved about this one!
Source: My Library
- I never knew that flowers could convey so many feelings and be interpreted in many ways.
- I loved the way the author took the reader back in time to when Victoria was younger and then the next chapter being in the here and now.
- Reading about Victoria being bounced from home to home broke my heart...unfortunately, I know a lot of kids like Victoria.
- I thought the story was beautifully executed and when I wasn't reading the book I was thinking about it and what would happen next. I absolutely loved how the flowers were their own character in this story...it was such an unique way to bring all of the story lines together.
I am so glad that I belong to such a wonderful community of book lovers! If I hadn't read glowing review after glowing review from Laurel-Rain, Ti, Sheree, and Diane, I might not have experienced this fantastic debut novel!!