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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

current day foster girls, saga love of Flowers. Victorian rules they meant everything The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for ... Read full review

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User Review  - abycats - LibraryThing

This novel is about a girl who is profoundly emotionally damaged as a child. Her only method of emotional expression becomes the Victorian language of flowers. Gradually, and very painfully, she ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nebraska_Girl1971 - LibraryThing

If you enjoy books that truly bring on emotions, happiness, sadness, confusion, and anger - I would recommend this book to you. This is the ideal book club book. Read full review

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User Review  - ParadisePorch - LibraryThing

(Fiction, Women’s) From Amazon:”The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions . . . But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisaSHarvey - LibraryThing

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS Vanessa Diffenbaugh MY RATING ⭐⭐⭐⭐▫ PUBLISHER Ballantine Books PUBLISHED April 3, 2012 A fascinating and engaging story of a young woman who never knew love, but has a ... Read full review

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User Review  - ZaraD.Garcia-Alvarez - LibraryThing

Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel is storytelling with ease. The writing is clear, but what is most beautiful to discover in this book is indeed the language of flowers and their meaning as originally ... 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 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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