Painting Blue Water by Leigh Fossan

I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for this very special book. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blog tour.


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?


This is such a beautiful book. The descriptions of the stunning lakeside setting in Colorado are so evocative. I felt as though I was there.

The plot flows so well and it’s so captivating. I loved the elements of art, nature and music that are encapsulated in the story.

I loved the characters, they were so well drawn. Katherine has been hurt in the past, and she has come to Colorado for a fresh start, to the quaint town of Bluewater, where she meets others who also have their own pasts to deal with. I particularly became fond of Mr Trust, who was such a kind and gentle person. Will is mysterious at first, but then we learn more about him, and why he also retreated to Bluewater.

It’s difficult to believe that this is a debut novel. It’s excellently written and such a captivating read. I really look forward to more from this very talented author.

MY RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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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.
You can see Leigh’s paintings at

Social Media Links –
INSTAGRAM: @leighfossanauthor
TWITTER: @LeighFossan


3 thoughts on “Painting Blue Water by Leigh Fossan

  1. Thank you for your positive review! Your words help to propel me forward as I write my second novel.


  2. Thank you for your kind words! Your positive review helps to inspire as I work my way through my second novel. So grateful for your time.


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