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?


This is a beautifully crafted story about re-thinking life's choices and starting over.  How many of us can say that they would choose to leave everything behind and start over somewhere else?  It takes courage to actually go in search of a lost dream...

Leigh Fossan's writing is stunningly picturesque and realistic.  Her descriptions enable the reader to envision the scenery and be transported to Blue Water Lake.  The characters are lovable, funny and well-developed.   The plot is captivating and kept me enthralled the whole way through. 

It's a perfect read if you have a few hours to spare and would like to get lost in a romantic story about loss, love, friends, and hope - with a touch of inspiration.



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

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