The Language of Flowers

September 2, 2011

I often send flowers to friends and relatives to mark birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, and other special occasions. But despite my familiarity with sending flowers to usa cities practically once a month, I never really know what I’m saying with particular blooms. I’m hoping the novel The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh can help. It’s about an 18-year-old orphan who is now out of the foster care system and forced to try to make it on her own. She connects with other people and the world at large through flowers, and the unique message each bloom is said to convey.

This book was just published a few months ago, but already has lots of glowing customer reviews on various book sites. I ordinarily wouldn’t be drawn in by the title alone, but I like stories about hardscrabble orphans (think Dickens’ work), so this might be right up my alley.

Can’t wait to try it!

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