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The Language of Flowers

The Language of FlowersDuring Victorian times, flowers were used to communicate: a peony to express anger, sage for good health, a tulip as a declaration of love. Victoria Jones,...The Language of FlowersFictionDuring Victorian times, flowers were used to communicate: a peony to express anger, sage for good health, a tulip as a declaration of love. Victoria Jones,...2011-08-10Ballantine
The Language of Flowers | LINGUA FLORA Heroine Victoria expresses her feelings with the help of blooms in this enchanting tale

LINGUA FLORA Heroine Victoria expresses her feelings with the help of blooms in this enchanting tale

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The Language of Flowers

Genre: Fiction; Author: Vanessa Diffenbaugh; Publisher: Ballantine

During Victorian times, flowers were used to communicate: a peony to express anger, sage for good health, a tulip as a declaration of love. Victoria Jones, the narrator of Diffenbaugh’s debut novel The Language of Flowers, prefers thistle (misanthropy) after a traumatic childhood spent in a series of foster homes. Upon turning 18, Victoria is drawn to the world of flowers that she’d learned about as a child when she meets a stranger who stirs up secrets from the past. Diffenbaugh effortlessly spins this enchanting tale, making even her prickly protagonist impossible not to love. B+

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