Review #336 The Language of Flowers

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Registered: 05-11-1999
Review #336 The Language of Flowers
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Wed, 04-17-2013 - 9:18am

Very moving, intriguing, emotional and endearing.  This is a book I will be thinking about for a while.

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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 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 with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger 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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Thu, 04-18-2013 - 5:47pm

Thanks for your review, sounds great! Any tears elicited? You might remember that I usually avoid tear-jerkers...

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Registered: 05-11-1999
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 3:58pm
Nope, no tears from me. There is some sadness though.

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Sat, 04-20-2013 - 12:04am

A little sadness can make a story feel more realistic, I just don't like dwelling on it too long. ;)

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Registered: 04-09-1999
Sun, 04-21-2013 - 7:34pm

Liked this one too!!