Painting Blue Water

Painting Blue Water

by Leigh Fossan


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Katherine Ross, a struggling artist-turned-successful-businesswoman, has a life many would envy. At only thirty-one years old, Katherine runs one of the top luxury real-estate firms in Manhattan, and she lives in a fabulous loft with her dreamy husband. That is, of course, until her marriage comes to a screeching halt, forcing Katherine to face the truths she's been burying deep within her heart. She hasn't been happy for a long time. And her life, while glamorous, is not the life she ever wanted.

Fighting through the fog of her confusion and pain, Katherine makes the daring, or possibly insane, choice to start over somewhere new. She leaves her business, her friends, and the city behind, while she ventures alone to the mountains in hopes of rediscovering her artistic roots in a place surrounded by beauty, peace, and quiet.

But life in Bluewater isn't as simple as it may seem, and when her art career suddenly begins to take off in this unlikely setting, Katherine finds herself torn between two worlds. Does she pursue her lifelong dream and become the world-famous artist she always wanted to be? Or does she open her heart to the possibility of new dreams and a life she never imagined?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732267206
Publisher: Blue Water Publishing
Publication date: 05/31/2018
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Painting Blue Water is the debut novel for Leigh Fossan. A creative soul at heart, Leigh grew up with a paintbrush in her hand, and went on to study the arts in Florence, Italy. While abroad, Leigh was one of the few recipients of the Coluccio Salutati Award for Creative Writing. Today, Leigh is a professional artist and her paintings are collected around the world. She lives in Colorado with her artist husband, and their young daughter, who wants to be a scientist.

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Painting Blue Water 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: As a kid, she’d fallen in love with the mountains. She found them gloriously exotic—colossal piles of earth and trees reaching higher than the empire state building. She had imagined that the dinosaurs must be buried beneath them. That, of course, was the only way to explain their massive size. Oh my God, are you going to turn into one of those mountain people who don’t shave their legs or armpits and who, like, hunt for their food?! Scattered thoughts would dance in her head and team up with the heartburn, teasing her. She felt like she was on a long trip and forgot to pack something very important or like she was nearing the end of a crucial semester at school only to realize she had missed several classes and would fail her exams. My Review: Painting Blue Water was a slowly developed character-driven story of healing and personal growth. It was lavishly detailed with vibrant and evocatively described scenes that smoothly scrolled through my cranium as if my gray matter were a movie screen. The main character of Katherine was an anxious little bird with a trunk load of personal insecurities, an inability to speak up for herself, and an acid stomach as a bonus. Wishing to start her life anew and leave her humiliating failure of a marriage behind, she uproots herself across the country to a beautiful vacation spot that was a happy memory from her childhood, with the intent to hopefully find herself again and reawaken her love of painting. I have no artistic abilities whatsoever and envied Katherine’s talents, but more so, I coveted her ability to completely lose herself in her art. The cast of characters was large, endearing, and small-town quirky, but my favorite was not the main character of Katherine but Eli Trust, the spry and precious octogenarian inn owner. I adored him.
Jewelsey More than 1 year ago
Katherine Ross is a successful business woman working for an upscale Manhattan real estate firm. She has a life that many would think is ideal. But, when her husband files for divorce, Katherine realizes that she’s been unhappy for a long time. Needing a change of scene and a chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, she moves to the small town of Bluewater Lake, Colorado. It’s there that Katherine begins to live the life she always desired. Along with living in a beautiful idyllic place, she meets new people that bring meaning and support to her life. She is inspired and begins to paint again, something that she has always loved, but set aside due to her husband. It’s in Bluewater Lake where Katherine finds the peace, beauty and joy she has always dreamed of. But things get complicated and Katherine has some tough choices to make. Painting Blue Water is one of the most beautiful, captivating novels that I have read in a long time. Leigh Fossan has composed a tapestry filled with colorful vivid scenery, visual and sensory delights and a story that delves deep into the soul. If there were ever a book that made me feel like I was there watching on, feeling and sensing everything that the characters are, it’s Leigh Fossan’s Painting Blue Water. It is harmonious, picturesque and fun to read. Filled with descriptive writing that takes readers on a journey to a tranquil, beautiful place, it captivates with a fabulous story that is relatable and realistic. It reads like an artistic painting, with the color filled words flowing off the page. Painting Blue Water is about life, loss, love, friendship and new beginnings. It is about one woman finally finding her life path and awakening to her true self. It is inspirational and had me thinking about the possibilities of my own life. The characters are quirky and fabulous. They too, are colorful and rich. They are well developed and lovable. I came to care about them, and was fully engaged in their lives. Their personalities sparkled throughout the pages. The storyline and plot is wonderful. It is thought provoking, realistic and rich. It is like watching a movie. The ending is perfect and I was fully satisfied. Leigh Fossan has a way with words that are so lavish and full of description it will keep readers wanting more and more. All my senses were fully engaged as I read this one of a kind novel. This is Leigh Fossan’s debut novel. One would never guess that. I am eagerly looking forward to reading more wonderful novels written by this excellent writer. Chick Lit Cafe highly recommends Painting Blue Water to all readers that need a fresh escape. And who want to visit a place that is filled with color, sounds, tastes and exciting characters, while being fascinated by a great story that will satisfy the soul.