Victoria, an abused and hate-filled foster child who has lived in 32 homes by the time she is 10 years old, is given one more chance. Elizabeth offers her unconditional love and teaches her the language of flowers, established in the Victorian era. However, Elizabeth’s past and Victoria’s rage converge in a tragic event that forever changes their lives. In this novel, Diffenbaugh, herself a foster mother, masterfully weaves the themes of emotional pain, forgiveness, and family with the language of flowers. (Ballantine)
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