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?



What readers are saying about Painting Blue Water...

"Painting Blue Water is one of the most beautiful, captivating novels that I have read in a long time. Leigh Fossan has composed a tapestry filled with colorful vivid scenery, visual and sensory delights and a story that delves deep into the soul. If there were ever a book that made me feel like I was there watching on, feeling and sensing everything that the characters are, it’s Leigh Fossan’s Painting Blue Water. It is harmonious, picturesque and fun to read. Filled with descriptive writing that takes readers on a journey to a tranquil, beautiful place, it captivates with a fabulous story that is relatable and realistic. It reads like an artistic painting, with the color filled words flowing off the page." -Library Thing Review


"I can’t say enough about this book being an immediate sensual classic that will last ages. It encapsulates the grit of our common trials in life that we face in relationships and trying to establish our own self identity. Fossan is a magnificent author and this book speaks for itself. I hope that you will read this book and tell many others about it." -Adventures in Literature Book Blog

"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." - Goodreads Review

"What a great summer read! Leigh Fossan has a way with her words that transports you straight into Blue Water, Colorado. You can feel the breeze, smell the flowers and hear the laughter of the children. I read the book cover to cover, I couldn't put it down. It was like being on vacation without leaving my house."  -Amazon Review


"Hypnotizing and addicting, I read cover to cover. Katherine is so relatable and you find you are rooting for her along the way.....one of the few books I will read more than once!" -Amazon Review


"I loved this book! Great characters, great story, great read! I honestly could not put this book down. I was immediately drawn into Katherine's life and by the end I wanted to find that small town in the mountains and meet Katherine and become friends. I was entertained from cover to cover and if you are looking for a summer read, then look no further. It will leave you waiting for Leigh Fossan's next book!" -Amazon Review

"This book is amazing! It flows so well it unexpectedly leads you into a world of love, laughter and life lessons. Leigh describes the scenes with such detail you feel like you are right there in the middle of it all and you fall in love with the characters. Thank you for writing it and I look forward to the next one." -Amazon Review