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User Review  - tielwingsmama - LibraryThing

Just finished reading this book and all I can say is wow! Passed it on to my mother who will hopefully feel the same. I could not put it down, as it is a page-turner for sure! I would love to see this ... Read full review

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User Review  - owlbeyourfriend - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this one. The only reason I gave it a 5 instead of a 4 was some of Victoria's development was too delayed, too drawn-out. I also felt that Marlena's changes were too quick for me. Read full review

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User Review  - Jenna.Czaplewski - LibraryThing

It's hard for me to know where to start with this book. It has been on my to-read list for quite some time. It finally came to the top of the list because it was my pick for the book club I am a part ... Read full review

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User Review  - JoStARs - LibraryThing

Troubled former foster child Victoria Jones has a unique relationship with flowers and the meanings they convey. This relationship helps her navigate life after the foster care system. Victoria is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - writerbeverly - LibraryThing

4.5 stars. Victoria doesn't start out as a heroine, but ends up as one. The story is told from two time points: starting with her "emancipation" from being a ward of the state, as she ages out at age ... Read full review

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The first half was wonderful the second half was a real let down.

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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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Didn't want it to end

User Review  - Jing - Target

Read half the book in a day because I couldn't put it down after the first section. Wish the author had more books, because I really liked her style. Read full review

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User Review  - patsaintsfan - LibraryThing

Really, a 3.5 star for me! Read full review


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