Thursday, April 19, 2012

Giveaway: The Language of Flowers

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. -- Ballantine Books

Late last summer, I reviewed an amazing book called THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. This novel was creating quite the buzz at last year's BEA, and I can totally see why. It's fantastic and perfect for book clubs!

Just last week, THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS was released in paperback (and I think I like the cover even more than the original one!) Random House is extremely excited about this novel (as they should be!) and they've created some exciting supplemental material. In addition to the reader's guide, they have also published an interesting interview with Ms. Diffenbaugh as well as created some gorgeous flower-themed e-cards and a Pinterest page.




Thanks to the fine folks at Random House, I have two copies of THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS to share with two lucky readers. To enter, just fill out the form below before May 2nd at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winners the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

9 comments:

Jessica (The Bluestocking Society) said...

Great giveaway! I just heard about this book again on Books on the Nightstand. I hope I win!

Stacie said...

I absolutely loved this book. I am anxious to see what the movie portrayal will be like.

TheBookWormMama said...
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TheBookWormMama said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Just entered the contest. Hope I win. Thanks.

Tea said...

Thank you for entering me in the contest. I've heard only good words about this novel. I love flowers. Having flowers keeps me happy through the hot days of summer. I didn't know about that flowers had a language. It's not hard for me to swallow. Flowers are so beautiful. Can't wait to read THE LANGUAGE oF FLOWERS.

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bermudaonion said...

Whoever wins this is in for a treat!

Alison Skap said...

I've been wanting to read this book, thanks for the chance to win, Juilie,

Sandra said...

All the reviews have been so good and I really want to read this one!
Thanks for the giveaway.

TheBookWormMama said...

Received my copy from the publisher today. Thanks for the giveaway. Can't wait to dive in.