Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A good read

I loved this book. I was skeptical at first, because I thought it might be too sad of a story for me.  It's about a girl named Victoria who spends the first 18 years of her life in foster care, and comes out of it with no self worth at all.  But along the way she learns about flowers and their hidden meanings and with this knowledge she makes a life for herself and enriches the lives of others.  After the first few pages, I couldn't put it down.

My favorite flowers are violets, Lily of the Valley and Queen Anne's lace.  What are yours?


Flat Creek Farm said...

Sounds like a great read.. one I might enjoy! My favorite - hydrangeas. At least today :) Have a great remainder to your week! -Tammy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This does sound like a good book. I love flowers and have a hard time picking a favorite...gardenias are for sure one of them.
hugs, Linda

Susanne said...

I might add this to my TBR list. My favorites? So hard to choose! I love peonies, dahlias, daisies. All of them have a beauty all their own.

Mereknits said...

I loved that book, it was disturbing but you so wanted things to work out. Glad you liked it.

Dewena Callis said...

I read this book too, couldn't put it down, felt compelled to read it even though it's not the kind of book I typically read. I recommended this book to a friend who counsels foster care children and she said it was good to have the plight of older children, about to be thrust out on their own, brought to the public's attention.

The flowers, real and as symbols, throughout the book brought healing to the girl and to the reader. So glad you brought this one to your readers' attention.

Melinda said...

Have not heard of this book.

Flowers-hmmm. Tulips, daisies, and geraniums.

M :)