#BlogTour~~Painting Blue Water by Leigh Fossan @LeighFossan
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?
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Tera’s 3 Blush Review
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 Lake. The descriptions of everything in this book are beautiful. Perfect. Picturesque. But the love story built between Katherine and Will is superficial. They had few encounters. Few conversations. Few reasons developed to even believe they could be in love.
The artistic side of this story is wonderful. Perhaps that character development and romance was more difficult to build due to the story being written in third person. But whatever it was, I think another story by this author will be even better due to her shear writing ability alone.
Author Bio –
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 www.lavfineart.com
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