The Language of Flowers
For a first novel, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh was really well written. Light and breezy, easy to read and the glossary at the back helped.
The main character Victoria Jones is a complex woman. Left to fend for herself from an early age she bounced from foster home to foster home until she found Elizabeth. Elizabeth herself had a troubled past but teaches Victoria the lost language of flowers and thier hidden meanings.
Victoria pulls herslf up from homelessness after the local florist gives her a chance…..she soon falls head first into an extrodinary life that she never thought possible, filled with family, real love, flowers and forgiveness.
The story line takes many turns and twists and I wasnt expecting a few of them but I was very pleased at the outcome! Even thou the blurb makes it sound like just another fiction title you might get around to reading when you have the time and the first chapter is a little confronting, I really enjoyed reading this book. If you’re looking for something a little different and out of the ordinary then this one is for you.
This book will surely be the next big summer read and would make an excellent book club reader.