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Novel "Forget Her Nots" Keeps Today's Teen Girls In Mind

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If Harry Potter had a green thumb, and took a detour through the pages of the popular series Twilight, he might end up as a character in a book by Arlington author Amy Brecount White.

"There's just this ONE element of magic, having to do with flowers and the language of flowers." White's story centers on Laurel, a teenager who discovers she's a "flower-speaker" -- whenever she gives flowers, their hidden meanings come true. White carried out extensive research. "I do take the language of flowers back to Greek mythology."

But she wrote the book with today's young woman in mind. "My pitch-line was 'Do you have a teenage girl in your life,' and you'd be surprised by how many people said 'No, thank God!' I hope people after reading the book would remember what it's like and reach out to a teenager in their lives."

Amy Brecount (pronounced bree-count) White will be discussing her novel and research on the "language of flowers" Sunday afternoon at the William Paca plant sale in Annapolis. Stephanie Kaye spoke with White about her novel Forget Her Nots...

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