THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS WAS A GREAT READ ABOUT VICTORIA, A CHILD ABANDONED BY HER MOTHER AT BIRTH WHO GREW UP IN THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM. HER FINAL PLACEMENT IS WHERE SHE LEARNS ABOUT THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS BUT SHE IS NOT ADOPTED. AT THE AGE OF 18 SHE IS TURNED OVER TO A HALF-WAY HOUSE WHERE SHE HAS 12 WEEKS TO GET A JOB AND BEGIN PAYING FOR HER ROOM. THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN AND SHE ENDS UP ON THE STREET, LIVING IN A PARK, GROWING A GARDEN, LEARNING TO EAT LEFT-OVERS FROM PATRONS OF RESTAURANTS. BUT LIFE CHANGES WHEN SHE DECIDES TO APPLY FOR A JOB AT A FLORIST AND HER KNOWLEDGE OF FLOWERS TAKES ROOT! IT IS AN AWESOME STORY ABOUT A GIRL WHO LEARNS TO LOVE…
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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