Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Book o' the Month: The Language of Flowers

This is not the scented The Language of Flowers I have had sitting on my bookshelf since junior high.  This one is an engrossing novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.  It is about a young women just emancipated from the foster care system.  It is about loss and love and finding family.  A book that might make you look around and wonder if you are doing enough to help others in need...especially children.  Diffenbaugh has set up the Camellia Network to help young people aging out of foster care.

This story will take you to urban San Francisco, Northern California wine country, and bring you the smell of flowers.  I worked for a florist for about six months right before I got married and this book brought it all back.  A quick read, not necessarily a light read, but one that will have you turning the pages to see how it all turns out.

Now...head on over to Turn the Page ... Tuesday at Some of a Kind to see what Adrienne has been reading.  Next month I am going to go on and on about the latest book she recommended to me.  It's a doozy!  (Thanks, Adrienne.  I need a full-time nanny/maid/cook with all the great books you recommmend!)

1 comment:

  1. I have had this on my list for years. Seriously. Years. I can honestly say that I had no ~idea~ that it dealt with children in foster care. I have several friends who have been foster parents and one has even adopted two of the children. I admire their courage and love. I've gotta read this asap. I wish I could provide you with the "services" you need ... I need them as well - ha!