Girl Reading in Garden If you love to read, you know there may be nothing better than opening up a book to learn about new information, delve into unique stories and take your imagination elsewhere. If you’re looking for a few new tales to help while the day away, why not go with something that relates to romantic flowers or blooming plants? It’s the perfect way to get geared up for spring. Here are five titles you may find worthwhile. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
Back in the Victorian era, botanical collectors went searching for new flowers with a frenzy that rivaled the miners who spent their lives scouring the land for gold out west. Journalist Susan Orleans managed to find a modern-day enthusiast named John Laroche, who has dreams of cloning the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii to make money. “Zestful . . . a swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great,” reported the Wall Street Journal in its review. The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Flowers have long been used to convey messages – especially romantic ones. In this story, those messages are a bit more sinister for Victoria Jones, a woman whose past haunts her.