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User Review  - PhilipJHunt - LibraryThing

A surprise delight. The fundamentals are unexceptional, but the execution is superb. Broken girl tries to overcome her disadvantages. Many setbacks on the way to redemption. Seems a common enough plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - sushitori - LibraryThing

Strange little book but an interesting read after all. It starts out slow, with a main character whose personality is quite annoying. But it improves as you find out why this young girl, a victim of ... Read full review

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User Review  - sar96 - LibraryThing

Victoria Jones has been through 32 foster homes and spent time in group homes. With no goals and nowhere to go, she sleeps in a public park where she planted a flower garden. Bloom discovers her talent with Language of Flowers. Love, forgiveness, and healing is found. Read full review

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User Review  - briannad84 - LibraryThing

This was an excellent book! I loved it! Very original and touching even though the main character made me want to scream at her countless times. For some reason I was under the impression that what ... Read full review

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User Review  - missjomarch - LibraryThing

I was very excited to read this book after seeing such great reviews on it all over the book blogs. I purposely saved it for a vacation read and I was not disappointed. An excellent account of foster ... Read full review

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Great Book
This book is great and the ending unbelievable! Thank you for including so many of our flowers and the meanings! That was the icing on the cake! Thank you!

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I especially love it when a debut novel charms me into skipping a meal or two and this book did just that. Front and center and totally able to carry this character driven novel is Victoria, a product of the foster care system. The story is told from her viewpoint and realistically reflects how emotional and physical abuse damages the psyche and hinders a personís ability to form normal relationships. Victoriaís journey is filled with beauty and anguish. As she struggles to find herself as an adult recently released from the foster care system, she discovers her passion for flowers and their meaning. This is an enchanting thread steeped in knowledge gleaned from the Victorian Age, which the author uses to bond the characters together. In summary a great book for those who like character-driven novels with strong emotional pull. Excellent book club choice.
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User Review  - ava-st-claire - LibraryThing

This was a bit sad but it touched my heart. To find such meaning in flowers, to build your life and relationships around them is a beautiful thought. Read full review

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User Review  - Liz_57 - LibraryThing

This could have been a dreary, sad book about the foster care system, but it wasn't. It was a story of making choices, hope, repairing relationships, love.... Read full review

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User Review  - carolvanbrocklin - LibraryThing

Slightly depressing but still an amazing book. Read full review


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