The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions such as honeysuckle for devotion and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude. Now eighteen and emancipated from the foster care system where she spent her childhood, Victoria has nowhere to go and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. Soon a local florist discovers her talents, and Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But a mysterious vendor at the flower market 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. Please join us for our discussion. Copies of the book are available at the library.