A busy lady, just tryin' to fit her reading in where she can!
Yes, I could not stop listening the first time. The story is about learning to love when you have never been loved. Victoria really was delt a crappy hand and reading her evolution through this story was really cool.
I really liked Renata, she was quirky and kind hearted.
She just made the characters each have their own personalities. I could listen to it like i was watching a movie in my head.
Victoria, it's her story...and it's complex story at that.
I haven't listened to many books yet but find I either love or hate them, none in between.
This is a tough one. At this moment I like Grant the best.
It would be Elizabeth. She's full of knowledge, soft-spoken, and kind.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
I can't remember what inspired me to buy this book, but when I found it in my library I was a little leery of it. Re-reading the synopsis did not draw me in. However, it was next up in the library, so I began listening to it. I was pleasantly surprised by the story and how quickly it drew me in. The past and present of Victoria's story are intertwined through this novel, using the Victorian meaning of flowers as a story-telling mechanism. Enchanting and interesting. I loved it to the last minute.
I enjoyed the story
Renalta. Her character put a lot on perspective
The Victorian language of flowers. I have to look it up!
I got frustrated with Victoria...but then I realized I could not wrap my head around her due to her horrible childhood experiences.... The book really made me pause and think
Slow starter...hang in there. It is worth it
I am not sure that the message to this story is one I would like my teenage daughter to read. I didn't raise my kids to run from their problems... but that said, it was a great book. I loved it. I loved the narrator! I was sad to have it come to an end! Read it... but read it before you give it to your daughter and decide if you think it is the right lesson to teach!
I have only listened to this book and I loved the reader and I loved the story. There are so many characters and somehow, this reader was able to keep them all separated. It is a wonderful story. Just be sure to listen to the entire story.
Not any off the top of my head
Just the clarity of the characters. Her voice adds to each character in the book.
Ahhhhhhhhh............love comes in different colors..
Read it.........listen to it.........you will love this book. Right after I read it, I had to go to a used book store and get a book about the Language of Flowers.
Once invested in the novel, it did not disappoint. It took a little while to get into the story, but the intricacies were beautiful and the novel just kept growing, just like the flowers.
The emotional development was confusing, truthful and sometimes difficult - just like real life.
Read mostly fiction. Rather read a book than watch TV. Enjoy listening to my book whenever I'm in my car or working about the house.
Love this book. The characters are well developed and you feel like they are alive. I couldn't put it down so I listened whenever I couldn't read. Wanted to cry, scream, hug, and even pray at various times. My emotions rolled with the story.
I have been very lucky in my career to have a wide variety of experiences. Science teacher and technology director.
It is a good book. I thought it showed how one interest can change someone's life for the better.
When she left her baby alone in her apartment.
When she comes home to stay!
No, some parts are so intense you may want to take it in small bites.
I am hooked on flower meanings because of this book!