The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh – Genre – Contemporary
The Victorians used flowers to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. For Victoria Jones, flowers and their meanings are her only connection to the world — although for her, they are most useful in expresssing feelings such as grief, mistrust and solitude.
After a childhood in the foster care system, Victoria — now eighteen — has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes a meeting with a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what’s been missing in her own life. As she starts to fall for him, though, she must confront a painful secret from her past — and decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
My Review: This is one of my most recommended reads EVER. It is simply beautiful and one of my all time favourite books. Charming and stunning and stays with you long after you finish the book.