I’ve always believed that giving flowers meant something. However, until I read this book, which explains the meaning of flowers that originated in the Victorian era, I had no idea how they could be used to communicate feelings. Do flowers speak to us in this way ? I really don’t know, but it’s nice to think so, and the author has wrapped this language into a wonderful story.
The Language of Flowers tells the story of Victoria, a girl who has never known the security of a real family or home, having been tossed around between foster homes as a child. Switching between Victoria as a child and then as a young adult, the novel tells the story of her haunted past and how she came to love and understand this language of flowers, which eventually finds her love and happiness. An easy read that was touching.