The Language of Flowers: A Novel - Chapters 13-17 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 13-17 Summary

In chapter 13, Victoria wakes up in her old forest home after spending the night there, leaving her daughter alone in their apartment. Victoria sees a young girl getting off the city bus and wishes she could go back to being a child.

She wishes she could warn her younger self of this day so that she could have made different decisions and not ended up here. Victoria wishes she could start her life over and apologize to Elizabeth. But instead, she knows that she's failed her daughter several times and that the cycle will continue.

Victoria spends chapter 14 trying to put out the fire that she started in Elizabeth's vineyard. She attempts to use water and her nightgown to make the flames stopped but nothing worked. When she sees the devastation on Elizabeth's face, Victoria knows that she's made a huge...

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