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The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen, Victoria has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes meeting a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what's been missing in her own life, and as she starts to fall for him, she's forced to confront a painful secret from her past, and decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. The Language of Flowers is a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about the meaning of flowers, the meaning of family, and the meaning of love.

Fiction & Poetry >> Historical Fiction >> SagasFiction & Poetry >> Modern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 01/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9780330532013  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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I was given a proof copy of The Language of Flowers, and along with it came a recommendation. Now, I get given many proof copies of novels, but I’ve never felt this good about one before. Before I’d even opened it, I knew I was in for a treat; it exudes greatness in the most peculiar way, before I’d even set eyes on a chapter. But what I found when I did open it, was something of a marvel. Diffenbaugh not only brought to us the astoundingly perfectly formed idea of using the language of flowers as a definitive substance for the plot, but she does it in such a way, using such incredible characters, that I felt like I was in the book, a bystander yet involved heavily in their lives. Victoria, the struggling protagonist, will create a mixing bowl of emotions within you, persuading you to dislike her and what she does, but forcing you to love her in spite of it. I can’t say too much, for fear of giving it away. But I can say this: I have been kicking myself since finishing the book, for a) not having written it myself, and b) for finishing it at all. I wanted it to go on and on, to continue pulling me in and blowing me over. I shall give this to every woman I know, recommend it to every woman I meet and make sure I read it again and again. I only hope that through this novel, flowers will again become something other than a quick apology, or a new home gesture. I hope the language makes a welcome comeback. - Laura

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