The Language of Flowers

If you’ve spent your whole life running from love, what would it take to make you believe that anyone can grow into something beautiful?

In 2011, in August, I went to find a present for myself for my birthday. I like to celebrate my birthday with a new book to make it more memorable. So I found “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and the cover was so gorgeous I had to get it. I haven’t read the book yet, but it’s always on my desk with its gorgeous cover. So I found the book trailer today and I decided to give the book a go.

Here’s the book’s description:

A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, “The Language of Flowers” beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.

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.

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