I love good books that make you smarter all in the process of entertaining you, and therefore I love this book.
Victoria Jones was placed into the foster system when she was a baby. She was abused and neglected for years until she finally found Elizabeth’s home.
Elizabeth lets Victoria know right away that there is nothing Victoria can do in order to make Elizabeth put her back into the foster care system. A daughter of an abusive mother herself, Elizabeth understands Victoria’s pain and wants to help her. To communicate, Elizabeth shares the language of flowers. Each plant, each blossom, holds a specific meaning, and Victoria finds safety and a chance to develop a new skill.
This period of time only lasts 15 months, and after a certain event, Victoria is placed back in foster care until she is 18 and has an opportunity to use this knowledge to develop a career and even find forgiveness and love if she is able to embrace the chance.
At times frustrating and heartbreaking, The Language of Flowers is worth the read.