UpNorthLive Book Club: The Language of Flowers
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:49:41 GMT —
Everyone loves a good book and now you can enjoy reading along with other UpNorthLive fans!
Each month we will choose a book for our UpNorthLive Book Club. We will also choose a fellow bookworm (could it be you?) to come on UpNorthLive Tonight to discuss the book with us! So pick up this month's book, sit back and indulge your imagination!
For November we chose "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
About the book:
The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, aster for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating 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 and emancipated from the system, 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 that she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But a mysterious vendor at the flower market inspires her to question 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.
Special thanks to Horizon Books for helping us choose the perfect book for our club! You can pick up your own copy of "The Story of Beautiful Girl" at Horizon Books!