I like to use flowers in my stories. In my Baxendale Sisters series, Charity’s husband, Robin, the Duke of Harwood, likened the girls to roses, and this theme was adopted In THE SEDUCTION OF LADY CHARITY and also in my new book, THE SCANDALOUS LADY MERCY.
The language of flowers is called floriography and has been around for thousands of years. Jane Austen used floriography in her writings. So did the Bronte sisters.
Due to the publication of Le Langage des Fleurs in 1819, Floriography grew enormously popular during the stricter Victorian era when flowers were employed as coded messages, with the use of Floral dictionaries.
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I love lilacs and roses. Do you have a favorite flower?
Some are listed here: