Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Novels With Nell: The Language of Flowers

Happy Wednesday! The best part of this Wednesday is that Nell is back with another rendition of her Novels with Nell series that y'all seem to be loving! I have loved having another voice here on the blog and have been enjoying her recommendations and I so hope that y'all feel the same way. 

I’m back to talk about another book! I have a confession to make: none of the books I’ve talked about thus far are ones I’ve read super recently. I obviously enjoyed them because I still recommend them now, but they aren’t fresh in my mind for me to talk about… hence the reviews and inside flap descriptions. That being said, I read The Language of Flowers in high school. My grandmother and I often talk about good things we’ve read recently, and this is something she was enjoying reading, mentioned it to me, so I picked it up and read it… and obviously I loved it because I’m sharing it here!

A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. 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 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 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.”

Well, there ya have it! The publishers said it better than I could! Have any of y’all read this book?


  1. Never heard of it. Doesn't sound like my kind of thing, but it's worth a try.

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  2. I've read this book (listened to it actually) last summer and I LOVED it! It was so interesting to understand the meanings of the flowers and how it tied into the girl's life. The plot was very thought provoking as well!


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