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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.

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  • Christine A.

    I really wanted to attend this one... sorry I missed.

    May 29, 2014

  • David K.

    Very informed group.....and had good insight

    May 28, 2014

  • David K.

    My bad....I fixed it

    May 28, 2014

  • Carol H

    I'm curious: why did my status get changed to 'Not Going?' this morning? I was there. I really enjoyed meeting all of you and loved the book discussion.

    1 · May 28, 2014

  • David K.

    If flowers have language, come they don't cuss bees out for doing what they do.......

    April 2, 2014

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