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.
You know how much I love the intersection of art and literature! I'm such a sucker for it. But this book is a romantic comedy which is an interesting take on the art genre...usually art books are moody and often dark (artists are so dramatic!) So I thought a romantic comedy was a fresh take on the art book - I can't wait to hear what you think!
"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."
"Sometimes when I invite an author to stay in with me on Linda’s Book Bag I wonder if I’m doing the right thing because they make me feel so inadequate. My guest today Leigh Fossan is one such author. Not only does she write but she’s a terrific painter too."
In some ways this book is a paintings in words, or rather a series of landscapes and portraits. The author creates exquisite landscapes – hustle and luxury in the city; wild nature in Bluewater. Each of her characters is a detailed portrait, rather than a rough sketch. We get to see them with their blemishes – no touching up.
"A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sharing my review of Leigh Fossan’s debut novel, Painting Blue Water (click here for original post). As part of Romance Week, I asked Leigh to join us for a little chat. Leigh is an artistic soul and a promising new author. I hope you enjoy this interview and give her book a read!"
"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."