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The language of flowers : a novel
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Adult Fiction DIFFENB

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Avatar for EmilyEm EmilyEm said:
With a foster child as inspiration and obvious love of the notion that flowers can change the course of lives, Diffenbaugh tells a page-turning story I loved. Victoria ages out of foster care and uses her one seeming talent to find work. But, a visit to the flower market introduces the enigmatic Grant. What sorrows both have had; but what kindness and patience Grant brings to this friendship. Read on. It’s a good one.
posted Dec 3, 2011 at 11:26AM
Brookdale Reads said:
Best book I've read in years. Victoria relays her life, both past (growing up neglected in the foster care system) and present (struggling at 18 to become a functioning adult). She uses the language of flowers (the Victorian meaning of each)to try to communicate. Beautifully written; Victoria grabbed my heart.
posted Jan 17, 2012 at 7:32PM
Mrs.Hartz said:
Simple, gentle story of a young woman struggling to overcome her past and make a better future. Filled with romantic florid imagery and characters with as many hidden meanings, Diffenbaugh provides a pleasant read that will appeal to fans of heartwarming fiction.
posted Jul 29, 2013 at 2:52PM
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main characters Victoria Jones
Female
Age: 18
Homeless
Spent her childhood in foster care; unable to get close to anyone; only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings; sleeps in a public park where she planted a small garden; gets hired as a florist's assistant.
Floral designer



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