Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Language of Flowers Giveaway!

Victoria Jones is a victim of the foster care system. Given away at birth and repeatedly shuttled between loveless homes, it is no surprise that Victoria is both socially and emotionally stunted. But at age 9 she’s placed in the home of Elizabeth, a single woman who is also a vintner. As Victoria struggles with becoming attached to Elizabeth and growing into a healthy child, Elizabeth begins to teach her the Victorian rituals surrounding the language of flowers. The language of flowers is one of the oldest arts, and given that each flower has a meaning and an intention, what first only looks like a beautiful bouquet is transformed into a message to its recipient. From terse and abrupt to involved and intricate, Victoria begins to learn the definitions of the flowers and to access her innermost feelings through the art that Elizabeth so tenderly impresses upon her. But Elizabeth is also struggling with issues within her own extended family, and when Victoria takes it upon herself to garner retribution and secure her position in Elizabeth’s life, everything is changed in an instant. Now, many years later, Victoria has a chance to make amends in a very unusual way. Living the life of a damaged individual, she once again discovers the power of the language of flowers and their ability to heal her and erase her once unbearable past. But is it too late for Victoria? Can the damage wrought on her heart and psyche be washed away with delicate blossoms and hardy stems? It’s in Victoria’s journey that the past, present and future collide, and where the most painful and hopeful secrets must be uttered by the flowers and the secret messages they themselves deliver. (For my full review, click here.)

I'm so excited to be offering one copy of The Language of Flowers for giveaway to the readers of my blog! If you’d like the chance to win, please fill out the brief form below. The winner will be determined with the help of random.org on May 18th, and the giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck to all entrants!



12 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Good luck everyone! I loved this book!

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

I'm hoping to read this one soon. Good luck everyone!

Vasilly said...

Ah! I've just added this to my reading pile for May. I'm taking this post as a sign that I should read it now! :-) Good luck to everyone.

geosi said...

Goodluck everyone.

Steph said...

I'm not entering the giveaway because I already have a copy of this one waiting for me! After reading your wonderful review, when a rep at Random House asked me if I'd be interested in a review copy, I jumped at the chance! I can't wait for my dissertation to be done so I can dive into this one!

Suko said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I'll post this in my blog's sidebar. :)

Aarti said...

I am not entering the giveaway because I just bought my mom this book on the strength of your recommendation the other day! I think she'll like it- I hope so, anyway :-)

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

I'm supposed to be reading this one soon and I can't wait! Best of luck to all the entrants and wonderful giveaway Heather!

Kathy said...

Heather, just finished listening to the audio of this book. I really enjoyed it even though it does break your heart. Great review!

Athira said...

Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

Andi said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway! So exciting!

A Novel Review- Laura Kay said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Been on my wishlist for sometime!

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