Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Our May Selection

“Anyone can grow into something beautiful.” 
- Vanessa Diffenbaugh, The Language of Flowers


Dear members,

This month we have the opportunity to observe one of the most loveliest transformations nature can give us: the blooming of flowers and the opening of leaves on the trees, leaving us smitten by the grand surroundings to come.

May is a time where gardens become our own private Eden- and as such, this month's theme is dedicated to stories about or inspired by our love of flowers and gardens, making everything a "blossoming solace". 

On Saturday the 19th, we gathered together at the Toronto Music Garden, in light of our current theme, and discussed our previous read "The Mistress of Nothing" by Kate Pullinger. Overall, the book was well- received, where many praised the wonderful scenarios of Egypt. 
The crucial moment came where we had to look at the selections and pick a title that will be our book club pick. The majority of members have decided and our pick is:


Summary: 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, it’s 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 what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness.
(From Goodreads)

Here is a wonderful book trailer for The Language of Flowers

Make sure you check out The Language of Flowers website as it contains a lot of interesting bits about the book and more!

The author also has a Facebook page as well for you to check out.

I will continue to post more things along the way in the near future, but until then, happy reading!

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