The Language of Flowers


The Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh

This is an incredibly moving love story full of wrong turns, dead-ends and heartbreak but which is ultimately redemptive – I couldn’t put it down!

After a childhood spent in the foster care system Victoria Jones knows about grief, mistrust and solitude but little about love. She does know the language of flowers and it is with flowers that she and Grant begin to reach out to each other.

The story  alternates between the present and Victoria’s childhood which has such a huge influence on her actions. Both of these strands, the present and the past, are so compelling that there is a huge temptation to skip chapters to find out what happened/happens next.

The book is full of moments of great humour, great pathos and great beauty.

I have two wishes. First, I want everyone to read this book. Second, I want this book to be made into a wonderful film. Diffenbaugh’s wonderful characters and locations deserve both.

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