I’ve just finished reading The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. What a great love story! It comes out today and is a must read!
In this story the main character, Victoria Jones has been failed by the world since she was born. Never shown love, and tossed through the foster care system. Until one day, seemingly her last chance at everything a child should have, a family, love, security, she finds herself in a good home and all is within reach. Tragically that chance vanishes and Victoria drops into the abyss labeled an unadoptable ward of the state.
The one gift she keeps from this last chance is a new language – the language of flowers. It is through this gift of understanding the meaning of each flower, and how to use flowers to communicate with others that Victoria can find her way to happiness.
Wait a minute you say, you thought it was a love story? Well – the English language only has the word love, which is not specific enough, perhaps I should have said it’s a story of cactus, myrtle, red roses, tulips, and yellow roses too. But then, you’ll need to read the book to know what I mean.
Ballantine Bantam Dell provided a review copy of this book for this post. All opinions are my own.
What are you reading and where are you going?