While we were in California, I read a delicious novel. I saw a pin on Pinterest and clicked on over to Amazon right away to download this beautifully titled book. I was not disappointed. In fact, Vanessa Diffenbaugh's writing is just my cup of tea. Have you read it? There are a few spoiler reviews on Amazon and quite frankly these reviews made me roll my eyes and say, "Whatever." I ordered my book just after reading it on the Kindle app. I couldn't wait to start my wacky way of annotating.
The book begins when Victoria (the main character who is extremely intriguing) turns 18 and is emancipated. She's been in foster care all her life. She communicates through the language of flowers. I watched an interview of Vanessa Diffenbaugh and she shares that she learned the language of flowers as a teenager. She cherished knowing that she knew a language that others did not know. I like that, too.
V.D.'s style is beautiful. I rewrote some of her lines in my copy.
Sorry, I forgot to crop this shadow. Smile.
"infusing my contentment with an edge of despair." Thoughtful and powerful word choice, right?
Here is the companion book. Now I shall be on the look out for flower dictionaries at used book stores, antique shops, and thrift stores.
If you read this book, will you let me know? I'd love to talk to you about it.
We have snow on the ground, but when the weather was fair this last weekend, I bought a few seed packets. Aren't they pretty?
My herb garden is on the dining room table.
I can't WAIT for flowers this spring and summer. I feel sure that the fairies are wearing their woolies right now, but soon they'll trade their sweaters for gossamer gowns and begin their moonlight balls. Yahoo!
It's library day at school (again!) and I like going to the library under the spell of a beautifully written novel. As I reread each page of The Language of Flowers, I feel a deep sense of happiness. I haven't come upon such a delightful contemporary novel in quite some time. I'm thankful for it. Thank you, Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
I pray that the rooms of your heart are full of light and the fragrance of His spirit today.
Thank you for stopping in, dear.