Tell us about yourself! Love to read but don't get to do enough of it. On the road a good bit.... that's when I listen!
Perfect insight to how many lives are lived by children who don't have parents and end up in this counrty's 'system'......
I will have to read this one again. Very realistic....... so heartbreaking...... beautiful.... You can almost smell the flowers as they are described.
I look forward to more writing by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.
For me, one mark of a great book is that once you start reading it, you just can't put it down until you've read the last word. This was one of those books for me. Having read reviews that this was about a foster child , I was hooked on reading it. Yes, this was a great read about a foster child--- difficult situations, system failures, foster families in it for the wrong reasons; and perhaps most importantly---the emotionaly difficult time foster kids often have in trusting love and commitment. But more interesting yet, this was one of those books that I did not feel like I'd read dozens of times before. If foster children are NOT your thing, be assured you'll thoroughly enjoy the writing and story line anyway. The characters were very well developed, and I found myself cheering on for at least eight different people throughout the story. Then again, Victoria and Grant will not leave your heart for a very long time. Anyone reading my reviews will know I'm a champion of survivors! This book creates survivors from some horrible situations in very fascinating and believable ways!!! LOVED EVERY WORD! Looking forward to many more great reads by Vanessa Diffenbaugh!!
Victoria was awesome great personality sassy, smart, indepented
Family love of Flowers
I really enjoyed this the way it was from her child hood with her adult hood. That as a child who do not trust anyone. She was able to started with Elizabeth slowly. The the shop lady who gave her a chance. Her roommate in her small blue room Then Blake them having sex. Them having a baby. Her knowing her self loving to eat, knowning Blake will come looking for her. Her forgives of her self and the other. How she gave Merdiathe a hard time all the time.
This book was recommended to me, by a good friend. I didn’t preview it or have any expectations. I found this book to be extremely hopeful and inspiring. The ending was PERFECT! Exactly how I wanted it to end. A great performance by Tara Sands. This is a simple and easy listen. LOVE IT!
Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...
this is a most unusual and moving story, beautifully narrated as well. i thought it was about flowers ... not really .. it is about family and courage.
Amidst the beauty of the message that flowers convey, we listen to one more sad story of a girl who suffered abandonment and mistreat during her childhood.The story of her past alternates with her story in the present in which you will probably many times feel your chest tight.
One of the things i liked most was the realistic point of view of the author on motherhood and also that in spite of everything it is not very predictable so you keep going,( not able to quite figure out the outcome).
True resiliency is the ability to recover or not lose your soul after difficult times. To me this book well enough written and read is about that.
The Language of Flowers ranks within the top 10 audiobooks I've listened to so far. The book is wonderful and the narrator did a great job.
There were many--one that stood out for me was the morning of the court case. I don't want to give any spoilers, but that was it for me.
No--but will look up more of her work.
YES!! The one problem that I had with this book is that I didn't want to do anything but listen to the book.
I wanted to get the book on Audible after seeing it at the book store and realizing that my library didn't have it. After listening to the book, I went back and flipped through the book in the store and am glad I chose to listen to it. I know I would have read it faster--and was glad that I was able to savor/stay with the story a bit longer by listening to it.
I really enjoyed this book. It took two unrelated subjects, flowers and foster children, and married them beautifully into a unique and touching story.
loved the detail these characters all had for the meaning of flowers. they had such an in depth knowledge for the subject. they weren't school educated but they were educated in this one subject and it made them interesting.
When Victoria learned that moss is rootless and yet it still grows.
Victoria. I'd like to know if people like her really exist in our world or if they truly are fictional.
I know it was significant to the story, but the breastfeeding piece went on a bit too long for me. I would have shortened this part of the story.
This was entertaining, and even gripping at times....the author did a good job of setting up narrative tension and holding a mystery out to entice us. There was also some decent psychological development and likable characters. But sadly it ended up being really predictable and cheesy--I mean, it IS a romance after all.