Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh OFFICIAL BOOK TRAILER

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is a title Tarryn and I are extremely excited about and the review will be coming your way anytime now!  We just couldn't wait to post the Official Book Trailer for you!

Without further adieu....

About the Book

UK Cover
 The most talked-about debut acquisition of 2010 will be the publishing event of 2011...

The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it has been more useful in communicating feelings like grief, mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings.
Now eighteen, Victoria has nowhere to go, and sleeps in a public park, where she plants a small garden of her own. When her talent is discovered by a local florist, she discovers her gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But it takes meeting a mysterious vendor at the flower market for her to realise what's been missing in her own life, and as she starts to fall for him, she's forced to confront a painful secret from her past, and decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.

US Cover

The Language of Flowers is a heartbreaking and redemptive novel about the meaning of flowers, the meaning of family, and the meaning of love. 

Praise for The Language of Flowers

“Enchanting, ennobling, and powerfully engaging, Diffenbaugh’s artfully accomplished debut novel lends poignant testimony to the multitude of mysteries held in the human heart.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Fans of Janet Fitch’s White Oleander will enjoy this solid and well-written debut, which is also certain to be a hit with book clubs.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Diffenbaugh’s affecting debut chronicles the first harrowing steps into adulthood taken by a deeply wounded soul who finds her only solace in an all-but-forgotten language…Struggling against all and ultimately reborn, Victoria Jones is hard to love, but very easy to root for.”—Publishers Weekly

See how our copy was packaged!

Published by Pan Macmillan UK

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thebookfairyhaven said...

I want. I want. I want. I think the trailer is absolutely gorgeous and the premise of the book is fab! Ooh and that packaging is really, really pretty.

Italia said...

This is a story of of needing to learn how to love. That seems unbelievable, doesn't it? Love just happens. We love our family, we love our friends, we love. We love. But, what if we never had a family, or a friend. What if a child were abandoned by her mother, the first person who would love her? What if she spent ten years with no one showing love, no one to turn to, not even a friend? What happens to love then? Victoria knew the answer. She knew what happens when one spends ten years without love. It becomes unattainable, or seems to. It becomes unbelievable, doesn't it? It becomes impossible. Victoria knew that.

Cash Advance Company said...

I loved this book. She was so flawed and the story was often sad, yet it was still hopeful. That whole bit with feeding the baby. I swear! I thought I was going to start lactating or something.

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