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The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers: A Novel | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, its been more useful in communicating 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 and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning whats been missing in her life. And when shes forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether its worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.
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Judybskt
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🌼Yes! I love working in my gardens. So relaxing!
🌸A little bit of everything! Daisies, herbs, peonies, iris, coneflower, shrubs, trees.
🌻Tagged

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs #3 - loved this book too💗 1mo
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Susanita
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Spring means flowers!

I don‘t garden at the moment, but I‘d like to grow herbs at some point.

I love to read on the patio anytime. Spring brings not only warmer temperatures, but also the sun angles are better than in winter.

Tea or lemonade.

#thoughtfulthursday on Friday

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DebinHawaii
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Mahalo for the #ThoughtfulThursday tag @wanderinglynn
1️⃣ It‘s the cover & all the 💐

2️⃣ I used to grow herbs but I‘m not good with plants. On my patio I have a thriving aloe vera 🪴that is only doing well because I don‘t touch it.🤷🏻‍♀️

3️⃣ We are warm here most of the year. If there are trade winds I love to read outside or the beach but not when it‘s humid. 😓

4️⃣ Good lemonade 🍋any time & plantation iced tea.🍹

Play if you haven‘t!🤗

wanderinglynn Plantation iced tea is yummy too! Or go fancy and do half lemonade and half tea. 2mo
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Charbs
Language of Flowers | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Mehso-so

I loved the use of flowers as language, however, not a fan of young girl getting pregnant and somehow a baby saves her.

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melissajayne
The Language of Flowers: A Novel | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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1) Daffodils (the Canadian Cancer Society has an annual Daffodil Campaign to raise funds in April and there seem to be a lot of daffodils around my area at this time of year)

2) The Language of Flowers

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3mo
Susanita Daffodils also have a nice scent. 3mo
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Blueberry
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1. Lilacs 💜
2. The Language of Flowers

@TheSpineView @NataliePatalie
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 3mo
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melissajayne
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#bookreport Finished another two books this week; seems I need firm deadlines to get books completed.

#currentlyreading HP and the Deathly Hallows is my #doublespin for March and I should be able to complete it. Apples Never Fall and Booth are both library books and would like to get them completed by Sunday evening as I don‘t think I‘ll be going to the library for awhile after that.

#weeklyforecast nothing at the moment

#weeklyreport

Cinfhen How‘s 3mo
melissajayne @Cinfhen it‘s very slow; I‘m only in pt 1 and the narrator is doing a lot of set up and John Wilkes isn‘t born yet. 3mo
Cinfhen That‘s good to know. I saw that it‘s a bit of a chunkster, which makes me nervous 😬 3mo
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melissajayne
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4⭐️ I first heard about this book through Books on the Nightstand about 10 years ago and just like the first time I read it, I really liked it. There were many things that I liked about the book but I really liked the back and forth with what happened when she was 10 and the present day. #2022 #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram #contemporary #bookclub

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melissajayne
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My plans for the #20in4 #readathon are to:

📚complete The Language of Flowers and An Impartial Witness

📚work on Apples Never Fall and HP & the Deathly Hallows

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melissajayne
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1. The tagged book. My book club was supposed to do this last March but due to Covid restrictions being what they were in 2021, we decided to postpone the book until this spring (we managed to get our March 2020 meeting in just in the nick of time)

2. Anything related to the Covid pandemic

#two4tuesday

TheSpineView So agree with #2! Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Eggs
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After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings….Loved this book🌸🌺

#Flowers #ItHadToBeYou @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Jensol77 I read this about 10 years ago and I still think of this book. 💐🌼🌺 4mo
SilversReviews A very good book!! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌹❤️🙌🏻 4mo
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TheSpineView
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Eggs My choice too 💖🌺💛 4mo
TheSpineView @Eggs Great minds! 😉 4mo
PageShifter How pretty cover! 🥰 4mo
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Kshakal
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My mom got me a beautiful bouquet of flowers!! 💗

Nute So beautiful!💕 8mo
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Lesliereadsalot
The Language of Flowers | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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I loved this book about a girl in foster care who communicates through flowers. Not only a good book, but you will learn a lot about flowers.

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monalyisha
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My good deed for the day. 🌸

Our Cataloger at the library has been stuck at home for an entire year. She‘s someone who thrives in a social environment, her husband is in a nursing home, & she‘s been isolated & lonely since last March. She finally returns tomorrow & I want her to know that she was missed. I also got a small, quilted owl decoration for her husband who has a particular penchant for the wise, little birds. 🦉 Too pretty not to share!

TheSpineView How sweet! 14mo
JennyM Beautiful. I am sure she will appreciate your thoughtfulness ❤️ 14mo
monalyisha Thanks @TheSpineView & @JennyM! I hope they make her smile. 14mo
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melissajayne
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1. HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Churchill: Walking with Destiny, An American Marriage, Shuggie Bain and The Lamplighters

2. Tagged book

3. HP and the Philosopher‘s Stone

#weekendreads

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melissajayne
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1) the longer days and the promise of warmer weather

2) the change in weather doesn‘t really change my reading habits

#thoughtfulthursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌸🌷🪁 1y
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AmyK1
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The flowers/trees blooming and warmer weather.

My reading choices don‘t change.

Thanks @Chili for the tag!
Tagging @Jerdencon @MySharonaK
#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🪁🌷🌸 1y
MySharonaK Thank you for the tag ❤️🌷 I‘ve been having problems with posting stuff in the past 2 days (the app keeps crashing) I‘ll try to do this tomorrow 🤞 1y
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EadieB
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

Watching the trees and flowers bloom.

No. I just take my monthly books off of my TBR pile.

Can you play? @LibrarianRyan @emmaturi @Ash.on.the.line @mandarchy @Chili @Nute @cleoh @JacintaMCarter

@Eggs Thanks for the tag!

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 💜🪁🌸🌷 1y
EadieB @MoonWitch94 You‘re welcome! 1y
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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EadieB @Eggs I just saw a post on FB that you are coming to Philly. Is that true? 1y
Eggs Wow someone must be talking about me !!!!! Haven‘t seen that! Yes my daughters‘ bday gift to me - the weekend in philly w a day trip to NYC @EadieB (edited) 1y
EadieB @Eggs Sounds like a nice trip. Have you decided what you will be doing in Philly? (edited) 1y
Nute Thanks for thinking of me!💕 1y
EadieB @Nute You‘re welcome! 1y
Eggs @EadieB I looked on Facebook-I was responding to J‘s question! Historical things for sure. Have another list for NYC! 1y
EadieB @Eggs Nice! I usually take relatives that come to Liberty Bell, Constitution Center, Benjamin Franklin Square, Betsy Ross House, get Philly cheesesteaks at Geno‘s or Pat‘s 9th and Passyunk Sts, Art Museum (Rocky steps) Reading Terminal is great place for lunch. 1y
Eggs Oh thanks for the recommendations! 👏🏻👏🏻 @EadieB 🥰🥰 1y
EadieB In New York go to Times Square, metropolitan art museum or the Museum of Natural History. I love visiting the library too. Statue of Liberty, 911 Memorial and Museum, Radio City Music Hall. Have fun! 1y
EadieB @Eggs You‘re welcome! 1y
Eggs Thanks @EadieB I‘m excited! 1y
EadieB What weekend is your trip? Are you driving or flying? (edited) 1y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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I‘ve had this on my shelf for years now, so I‘m very glad to finally have read it. I did like it, but some parts more than others. I wouldn‘t say it‘s a new favorite. But I absolutely am thinking about flowers and their meanings differently now! It makes me want to go back and remember what flowers I had at my wedding and then decode what they meant. 💐🌺🌼🌸

melissajayne Read it about 10 years ago and loved it. 1y
JenReadsAlot Great book! 1y
LiteraryinLawrence @melissajayne Yeah, so many people recommended it that I wanted to read it! 1y
Bookish_B Loved this book! 1y
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Kshakal
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TiminCalifornia This was a good book. Read it close to a decade ago and it‘s stuck with me. 1y
Eggs Great choice - a beautiful book🌺 1y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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Here is my #bookspinbingo list for February 2021! The ones marked with a T are from my TBR pile. They are books I‘ve owned for a long time and am making an effort to finally read this year. I‘m all ready for tomorrow‘s number draw, though I‘ve left 3 that are for whatever I feel like borrowing from the library and of course the 5 free choices, so that should satisfy this mood reader. 😋

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Eggs
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After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, Victoria Jones is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. This book! So #enchanting 🌺🌼🌸
#floral #fallfinds
#wordsofoctober @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🌸 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌺🌸🌼🌷🌹 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved this book so much and I worry a lot about kids “aging out”. Beautiful book. Great review! 2y
ReadingRachael I liked this one too 🌺 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I haven‘t read this yet... but the title fits 🌸🌼🌷

#Aromatic
#WordsofOctober

OriginalCyn620 Yes it does! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 I screwed up my own photo challenge 😂😂😂 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 I fixed it!! I tagged it for Sher‘s @Eggs 🤣🤣 2y
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AmyG
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@Mynameisacolour Heather, what a lovely surprise. Thank you so very much- you are too sweet. 😘

HeathHof You're so welcome, enjoy!!😊 2y
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Kdgordon88
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#3books #recommendedtome. Loved them all!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have flowers also!!! 2y
OriginalCyn620 Loved The Martian! 2y
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SpiderGoddess
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Pickpick

I read many reviews about how the main character troubled people, but I felt I understood her. I wasn't angered by her, but felt compassion for her. I really liked this sweet, gentle story of learning to accept love, kindness, and connecting from others.

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Eggs
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Beautifully done❤️❤️❤️🌺🌸🌼🌹🌷🌻

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

SW-T Loved it! 2y
LikelyLibrarian Great book!! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Fantastic book! 2y
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Eggs Thanks 🙏🏻 @TheAromaofBooks 2y
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Margot0817
The Language of Flowers: A Novel | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Mehso-so

Im not sure how I feel about this book. I'm torn between thinking it's beautiful and hating the main character. I can't blame her for doing what she does because she never had a support system but still it makes me upset. I almost bailed a few times but I am glad I finished. Sorry for the lame review but I don't think I have words to describe it fully.

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SpiderGoddess
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Just finished a wee bit of garden tending, and about to settle into reading this....

#flowers #gardening

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sarahlandis
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this novel. Chapters alternated from past to present and the stories build beautifully on each other. It‘s a story of a young woman learning about love and forgiveness; how to receive love; romantically, familial, and for herself. It was enraging and frustrating half the time, but the protagonist is a damaged underdog you can‘t help but to love and root for. Not to mention, this book really does educate you about flowers.

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Tianarose
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The was such an emotional story. Have Kleenex handy! Loved it!

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Tianarose
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Loving this story so far.

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DebinHawaii
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#KeepLitsyPositive #BloomingLitsy #litsywalkers

 @Eggs tagged me last night & it‘s dark & rainy this early morning so I‘m going with flower photos or photos with flowers in them already on my phone. Top right is a corpse flower I saw/smelled at the botanical gardens a few years ago, bottom left is a bowl of broccoli stems with flowers (an inside joke we made for a coworkers going away party) & the cattle egret is in a flowering hedge in my yard.

TheSpineView Lovely! 💜 2y
Eggs Love these❣️ Thanks so much for joining in 🌺🥦 2y
kspenmoll Gorgeous!!! 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely 💕 2y
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Allylu
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1. Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. 2. Reese Peanut Butter Eggs, jelly beans. and PEEPS! 3. Violets 4. Ummmm...a card my husband got for his birthday. It has a cupcake on it with yellow frosting.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#SetDuringSpring
#MagnificentMarch

🌸🥀🌺🌼🌻🌹🌷💐

Crazeedi 💙💚❤ your daffodils 2y
kspenmoll You have real daffodils? Warm in MS? 2y
mrp27 I enjoyed this book. Made me want to go out and learn about flowers, they're meanings and purposes. 2y
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OriginalCyn620 Nice pic! 🌼 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kspenmoll @Crazeedi I had one to bloom!! These are fake 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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#emotional
⭐️language of flowers is a beautifully written story. Personally I love flowers & gardening hence I could relate more. It‘s about an orphan girl & roller coaster events of her life. At places her character is annoying but overall a gripping story. 4⭐️

⭐️There is nothing left to write about Ove. I started this in Jan but read again n again in Feb. It‘s a perfect blend of all emotions 5⭐️

⭐️ Real #tearjerker 💔 memoir

#readwithmrbook

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Blueberry
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OriginalCyn620 Love that cover and your graphic! 🌼🌸 2y
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TheSpineView
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#ReallyRandomFebruary @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Beautifully written story about a woman who had a talent for growing flowers and she uses that skill to help others. Set in Victorian times you get a glimpse into the mundane lives of people.

Crazeedi I loved this book 2y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🌸 2y
Cathythoughts Lovely cover ✨ 2y
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DebinHawaii
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I didn‘t start out loving this book—despite my sympathy for her horrible childhood in the foster care system, I found the MC, Victoria, hard to take. She grew on me though & I wanted her to have a happy ending. Loved the beautiful descriptions of flowers & their symbolism. 🌸A selection for my virtual foodie bookclub, I made a Baguette Stuffed with Cheese & Herbs like one made by Grant for Victoria as my book-inspired dish. Review/Recipe link👇🏻

DebinHawaii Link to my review & recipe for this delicious appetizer here: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/2020/01/stuffed-baguette-with-cheese-and-herb... I am using this book as #family for #Jennyis30 2y
Panic70 That looks really good. I love food inspired by books. ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen That looks tasty! 2y
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DebinHawaii
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My somewhat cobbled-together sad desk lunch: a poke bowl with multi-grain rice from across the street, seaweed seaweed snack from my desk, & fruit snacks from the classroom snack bucket (I‘m insisting that these work as vitamin C for my cold!) 😉With my virtual foodie book club read due at the end of January that I am just starting. I got a chapter in before being disturbed...😬 #worklife

Crazeedi Great book you're reading! 2y
Aswenson Looks like a pretty nice lunch! 2y
rwmg It looks like a good lunch to me 2y
Mrsann2000 Loved that book! 2y
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hebadaisy
Language of Flowers | Vanessa Diffenbaugh

"anyone can grow into something beautiful."

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
Eggs Truth! Welcome to Litsy 🎉👏🏻🤗 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hello & Welcome 🎃📚🎃 3y
hebadaisy Thanks🌷🌷🌷 3y
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Butterfinger
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Enjoyed reading about the different messages that a flower has and how flowers can repair broken hearts. I cared for each member of the unconventional family and was thrilled with the ending.

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Ashley85
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Pickpick

Bought this book over 2 years ago and finally sat down to read it. I‘m glad I did! Such a sad but beautiful story and I was rooting for Victoria the whole time. 👍🏾

k.reads.5 I loved this one too! Such a great emotional read. 3y
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BookishBelle
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1. Tagged
2. Grey
3. Visited a cemetery for work
4. Yes and yes
5. 💖💕💖

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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BookishBelle
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one. The story pulled me in. The MC did irritate me a little bit but I understood why she made bad decisions. It ended up very uplifting.

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tdrosebud
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One of the many #flowers at work. The tagged book is on my TBR
#selfimprovementsept
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌼🌸 3y
OriginalCyn620 Great pic! 🌼 3y
Nute Awesome photo!!! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Flowers
#Selfimprovementsept

A book from my tbr shelf and the beautiful flowers from my sweet friend @Stacypatrice a few months ago ❤️🌸🌷😘

Bren912 I enjoyed that book! 3y
AmyG 💕 3y
Jensol77 This was a great read! Enjoy 3y
OriginalCyn620 Nice! 🌷🌹 3y
Sleepswithbooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤗🤗🤗for you 🤗🤗🤗 3y
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ForCuriosity
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Pickpick

I enjoyed the use of the flowers to further the meaning of the main characters interactions, overall if you read the synopsis and feel you will enjoy it you probably will.

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SheilaChew
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Victoria (the main character) is bounced around from foster home to group home until she turns 18. What‘s next? And why is she so seriously damaged? And how does she know so much about flowers?
I enjoyed this book, but in the middle I thought it might break me, but then the story turned and I liked the ending.

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