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The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Title: The Language of Flowers

Author:  Vanessa Diffenbaugh

ISBN:  9780230752580

Weight:  689 g

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The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love.  But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like 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, Victoria 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 meeting a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what’s been missing in her own life, and as she starts to fall for him, she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, and decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.

The Language of Flowers is a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about the meaning
of flowers, the meaning of family, and the meaning of love.

Peer & Press Reviews

Diffenbaugh’s affecting debut chronicles the first harrowing steps into adulthood taken by a deeply wounded soul who finds her only solace in an all-but-forgotten language…  Struggling against all and ultimately reborn, Victoria Jones is hard to love, but very easy to root for.

Publishers Weekly

A deftly powerful story of finding your way home, even after you’ve burned every bridge behind you.  The Language of Flowers took my heart apart, chapter by chapter, then reassembled the broken pieces in better working condition.  I loved this book.

Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

The Language of Flowers is a primer for the language of love.  Vanessa Diffenbaugh deftly gathers themes of maternal love, forgiveness and redemption in an unforgettable literary bouquet.  Book clubs will swoon!

Adriana Trigiani, author of The Supreme Macaroni Company

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Language of Flowers
Illustrator: Kate Forrester (typography & flower illustrations)
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Book features: Black cover with metallic electric blue text on spine, white endpapers printed with a light grey flower design.
Jacket features: Matt laminate finish, gloss varnish and metallic blue highlights.
Overall condition: Fine / Very fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Lined: Yes – lisianthus = appreciation
Dated: Yes – 8/19/2011 (US date format - MM/DD/YYYY)
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Chatham
ISBN 13: 9780230752580
ISBN 10: 0230752586
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 308
Size (h x w x d): 223 x 145 x 32mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Brenda Bisharat Photography
Book design: Virginia Norey
Jacket photograph: Gigi Tindle / Camille Barrios

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