Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Review - The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers
By Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Discussed On November 6, 2012
Hattie’s Afternoon Book Group

"The Language of Flowers" is the story of Victoria, a young woman who has spent her life in the Foster Care system, and what she does with her life upon her emancipation on her eighteenth birthday. Victoria has such a love for flowers that she will uproot them from public and private places to re-plant them where they will bloom and flourish.

Flowers and their meanings become her way of communicating, dealing and negotiating with the relationships in her life. This book is very well written and deals with the consequences of a life spent in the foster care system, and the difficulties learning to trust and feel worthy of love.

After reading this book you will never look at your favorite flowers in the same way.

Submitted by Diane Vaughn

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