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The Language of Flowers

A Novel

by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Language of Flowers
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2011, 336 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2012, 352 pages

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A debut novel that weaves together the meaning of flowers, the foster care system, marriage and heartbreak

Readers are abuzz with praise for Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel, The Language of Flowers. 24 out of 26 reviewers rated it 4 or 5 stars, making it one of BookBrowse's highest rated books to date!

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I would personally like to hand a red rose to Vanessa Diffenbaugh for her first novel. I loved it! She has managed to weave together her knowledge of the meaning of flowers with an in-depth look at the foster care system, weddings, marriage, heartbreak, and mending fences (Barbara S). I received this book around 5:00 pm on a Friday and am writing this review less than 24 hours later; it is one of the best I've ever read. Victoria's story is engrossing and compelling, and the history behind flower language opens up a new world to explore (Carol N). I can't say enough in praise; the story is filled with heartache, small miracles, and love. A perfect page-turner...

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