#Blogtour #BookReview: Painting Blue Water by Leigh Fossa @LeighFossan @rararesources #PaintingBlueWater
Book length - 346 pages
Publisher - Blue Water Publishing
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I want to thank Rachel from www.rachelsrandomresources.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
In the quaint town of Bluewater Lake, Katherine finds just what she is looking for—abundant natural beauty, almost too much quiet, and a collection of colorful locals. As she adapts to the slow pace of small town life, Katherine befriends the remarkable inn proprietor, Mr. Trust, and his granddaughter Ginger, a former starlet and scandal-ridden Manhattan socialite. Katherine even begins to build an exciting, albeit rocky, relationship with the ruggedly handsome, yet mysterious and standoffish, Will. And with time, Katherine discovers her passion for painting once again.
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?
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 one that had never been her dream, and a workaholic lifestyle that was the opposite of what she ever wanted. Determined to take back control, Katherine decides to leave everything she knows and move to Bluewater Lake, a quaint and beautiful town where she has fond childhood memories with her family. As Katherine begins to settle down and meet the residents of this quirky and welcoming town, she begins to paint again which had always been so special to her, and she even starts to feel something special with a certain handsome, albeit aloof, man. But can the rugged and breathtaking scenery help Katherine figure out who she really is and what she wants in her future or will the lure of her old life call her back to the city?
While I enjoyed the storyline, the drama, and the romance in PAINTING BLUE WATER by Leigh Fossan, it is the author's description of setting which really catapults this story into something more - the colours, the atmosphere, the picture that she paints is superb and really connects you to the story in a different way from other books. I adored all of the characters but I have to say there is a certain sprightly old age pensioner who thoroughly wormed his way into my heart and added that something extra to the community of Bluewater Lake.
Dealing with plenty of complex emotions and feelings of self-worth and self-belief, PAINTING BLUE WATER by Leigh Fossan has many layers to it and I highly recommend it to all contemporary fiction fans. I look forward to reading what comes next from this new 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.
For more information:
Website - www.leighfossanauthor.com
Twitter - twitter.com/LeighFossan
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