Friday, April 19, 2013

Fiction Friday - The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

A mesmorising and moving debut novel that interweaves the past and present of a young woman,Victoria,  who has a love and gift of flowers.  She uses her knowledge of the Victorian definitions of flowers to enable her to communicate and help others, in their loves and losses, dreams and aspirations, even whilst she battles to come to terms with her own difficult past in the foster-care system.  As she learns more about plants and their hidden messages she begins to compile her own plant dictionary 'Victoria's Dictionary' - click here to download her dictionary.  I really loved this book.  I now am much more careful about buying flowers for myself and others, making sure I'm giving the right message!
Having just bought myself some Ranunculus I was relieved to read that it means you are radiant with charms.  Take a look at the dictionary - what flowers would you send and why?

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