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The Language of Flowers - A Novel

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tara Sands

Length:

10h 51m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

10:03


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

10:32


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:00


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

09:30


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:07


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:17


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

11:41


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

26:31


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

09:32


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

08:07


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

15:04


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

14:41


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

15:57


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

12:53


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

08:59


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

13:25


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

13:31


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

06:30


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

22:16


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

06:16


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

19:00


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

08:02


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

10:30


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

06:34


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

07:39


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

07:56


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

17:33


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

07:51


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

21:13


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

00:43


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

10:36


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

06:53


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

07:12


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

07:40


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

03:10


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

06:28


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

09:16


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

16:34


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

18:50


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

06:17


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

03:54


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

16:33


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

03:32


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

15:15


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

00:42


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

17:07


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

07:28


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

02:20


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

04:21


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

15:08


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

05:14


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

06:49


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

16:58


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

08:29


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

06:37


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

15:25


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

22:29


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

14:20


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

08:19


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

00:32