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User Review  - Shuffy2 - LibraryThing

Have you ever given any thought to what a bouquet of flowers really says? Victoria Jones grew up in foster care, now 18 and independent, after years of disappointment and pain she refuses to let ... Read full review

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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  - Ahopkinsbibliomaniac - LibraryThing

This story made me realize not everyone is loved and kids in foster homes don't always have a happy ending. The main character Victoria isn't easy to explain without spoiling the story. Her life ... Read full review

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User Review  - Berly - LibraryThing

Although a little uneven in pacing, I really enjoyed this book. I loved learning about the meaning of flowers--it is a charming dimension of this book. And I was truly cheering for the damaged heroine ... Read full review

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User Review  - AnnikaBirgitta - LibraryThing

Read this book in one day. Very easy read. Loved the first 75% of the book and really enjoyed all the information about flowers and their meanings. Somehow the last third of the book did not hold me as captive and I lost interest in the story line. Just did not seem as believable. 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  - caroren - LibraryThing

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 ... 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 person’s ability to form normal relationships. Victoria’s 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  - tnociti - LibraryThing

Beautiful and creative way to tell a story of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Read full review


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