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A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.

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 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 and emancipated from the system, Victoria has nowhere to go and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. Soon a local florist discovers her talents, and Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But a mysterious vendor at the flower market 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.

BONUS: This edition contains The Language of Flowers discussion questions. 

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    This book is really touching. I did not have any expectations when i started it and at the beginning was afraid it would not be relly good but I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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    I'm an avid reader, two or three books a week and I can say that this book is one of the best I've read lately. Excellent development of characters and able to show very difficult situations in a compassionate and intelligent way. Keep writing

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    I loved it and it kept me so engaged I couldn't function at times. A wonderful story.

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    The Language of Flowers

    Loved, loved, loved this book!

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    Language of Flowers

    I too didn't have any expectations prior to reading this book. I am trying new genres of books and really enjoyed this one!

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