The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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 communicating 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 and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Ballantine Books
(first published August 23rd 2011)
The Language of Flowers had a lot more depth to the story than just the relationship that orphan Victoria
When going into this book I did expect all the details about the flowers, it's a given. But something deeper
I really enjoyed reading this book because of the beautiful writing and unique character Victoria.