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Painting Blue Water

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  12 reviews
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 buryin ...more
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Published May 30th 2018 by Blue Water Publishing
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DJ Sakata
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
PAINTING BLUE WATER by Leigh Fossan, like its cover, is a work of pure art and I was immersed in this captivating tale from beginning to end.

Katherine Ross has a lucrative and successful career, a wonderful home in Manhattan, and a charming husband that most people adore, but as is often the case, looks can be deceiving. When her husband walks out on her, Katherine is forced to really take a look at her life and the shell it had become - a very unhappy relationship, a job that she enjoyed but on
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This has such a gorgeous cover!! This is a book about moving on, starting over and embracing change. Katharine loses her marriage and decides she needs a change. She gets rid of everything and moves from New York to Colorado, where she finds her painting and love again. Along with some wonderful friends who are more like family.
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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From the cover, title and the blurb to the fact that this is the author's debut novel... I know I had to read it and I know I would love this book. And I was right! Leigh Fossan present us her first book with beauty in her writing style and strong and important subjects that are discussed and presented in this plot.

We have Katherine the main character... as we follow her life and learn about her past and dream we see that she has been hurt in the past and she's dealing with a lot of personal pro
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Painting Blue Water is a captivating and beautifully crafted novel. I instantly fell in love with the characters: the contemplative and artistic protagonist, Katherine; the grandfatherly Mr. Trust; the spunky BFF, Andi; the solemn and endearing love interest, Will, and everyone in between. These well-developed, realistic, and lovable characters truly made this book for me.

And, the artistic precision that Fossan employs to accurately paint a picture in the minds of her readers is remarkable. Fos
Painting Blue Water is a debut novel by Leigh Fossan. I'm going to start this review by saying, she has talent. She has better writing skills than some seasoned authors that I love. However, her weaknesses lie in her plot and character development.

This story opens with Katherine finally being left by her abusive husband and her feeling more than a little lost in her life. She finally decides to do what she's always dreamed of doing, leaves New York for a small town in Colorado called Bluewater L
Steph Warren
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

Painting Blue Water is wish fulfillment of the highest order.

Everyone in the novel is beautiful, kind and the very best at what they do: the best chef, artist, composer, actress or dress designer. Paintings going straight to the big museums like The Tate or The Met; music scores providing the backing track to the next big Spie
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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At the root of this novel, Painting Blue Water, is about the journey of one woman rediscovering herself. Katherine Ross tried to live the perfect New Yorker lifestyle; she had the prominent job, the handsome husband and a full social life. But inside she was miserable.

When fate intervenes and her husband files for a divorce, she is forced to face the decisions she has made in her life that brought her to this point. Most importantly, she gave up painting which was her entire life until her husba
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
When Michael Kristoff told his wife, Katharine he was leaving her for someone else, it was a shock but not unexpected. With divorce papers following soon after her husband's departure, Katharine, a successful businesswoman decides it's time to re-evaluate her life in Manhattan after visiting her favourite place in New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shocking her friend and business partner, she moves to Bluewater Lake, Colorado; a place she visited as a child. On arrival, she instantly fee ...more
Marcia (Trendy Simple Life)
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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
Sharon Carpenter
It was nice to take a serious reading break. The book flowed well, and the characters were loveable. It hurt to see so much pressure on male assurance.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was the perfect summer beach read and I finished the book in less than two days. Truly captivating and lovable characters that make you think about what happiness truly means and how to find balance in life between the big city and the quiet, beauty of Colorado that everybody can relate to. I loved every minute and can't wait for more from this author.
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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 ...more

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