Although I haven't had much reading time recently, I did attempt to work my way through The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. While I initially enjoyed this novel about a young woman starting life after a childhood spent in foster care and group homes, the story lost its charm for me about halfway through. This was quite disappointing as author Diffenbaugh had a neat idea for what might have been a very special book: a young woman overcoming adversity with her knowledge of flowers and her special talent for matching flowers with people's needs. I hoped I'd be reading something magical like The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and When God was a Rabbit, but the author went in a different direction. Although I was ultimately disappointed with it, I suspect many other readers will likely rave about The Language of Flowers.
Now it's on to The Informant by Thomas Perry. The book is the third in Perry's series about a professional hit-man who's real name is unknown, but who those in the criminal underworld call "the Butcher's Boy".