I never do book reviews, mainly because I don't usually finish books. To be honest, I am probably the worst reader ever. Although I do enjoy reading, It is extremely difficult for me to find a book that captures my attention. I have something like a ten to one ratio for completed books. But this one, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh: not only did I finish it, I loved it enough to tell you about it!
The basis of the novel is about a girl named Victoria. She has just turned eighteen and freed from the foster care system in which she was raised. She finds work at a flower shop, Bloom, where the owner takes her under her wing. One of the reasons I enjoyed this book is because of the style in which it is written. The short chapters go back and forth from present day to Victoria's childhood. It is extremely captivating how the two worlds connect as mysteries about her life unfold.Although you do not have to like flowers to enjoy this book, I have always had somewhat of a passion for flowers and floral arrangements but after reading this book, I will never think of flowers the same!
If you are looking for an easy escape from the upcoming holiday stress, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this beauty. And as an added bonus, there is a flower dictionary in the back!