The Language of Flowers: A Novel

4.07 avg rating
( 150,567 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780345525543: The Language of Flowers: A Novel

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. [Herrick] "The Language of Flowers" - the biggest book of the year. The most talked-about debut acquisition of 2010 will be the publishing event of 2011. The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like 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, Victoria has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes meeting a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what's been missing in her own life, and as she starts to fall for him, she's forced to confront a painful secret from her past, and decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. "The Language of Flowers" is a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about the meaning of flowers, the meaning of family, and the meaning of love.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

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.

Product Description:

The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like 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, Victoria has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes meeting a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what's been missing in her own life, and as she starts to fall for him, she's forced to confront a painful secret from her past, and decide whether it's worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. The Language of Flowers is a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about the meaning of flowers, the meaning of family, and the meaning of love.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Published by Ballantine Books
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 034552554X . Bookseller Inventory # HGT1911MHBR102516H0733P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Published by Ballantine Books
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 034552554X Ships promptly from Texas. Bookseller Inventory # GTA7386ECBR112116H1088

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Omega Books and More Inc.
(Springdale, AR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. FAST shipping, FREE tracking, and GREAT customer service! We also offer International and EXPEDITED shipping options. Bookseller Inventory # 3D7DSF000ROI

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Published by Ballantine Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Sequitur Books
(Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover and dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1611070197

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Published by Ballantine Books
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
zeebooks
(Foley, AL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 034552554X Brand new. Any book may show light shelf wear from warehouse storage and handling. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1018650

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Published by Ballantine Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Dionysos Books
(Arabi, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 170209018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Published by Ballantine Books
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Paseo Books
(Mesa, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 034552554X New. Bookseller Inventory # Z034552554XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 034552554XBNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Published by Ballantine Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX034552554X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh
ISBN 10: 034552554X ISBN 13: 9780345525543
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97803455255430000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book