Hello and welcome to my website. I write uplifting contemporary fiction that combines romance, mystery, a sense of the past, emotion, humour and a touch of magic. My debut The Perfect Dress, inspired by my research into the history of bridalwear, has been an Amazon #1 bestseller, and is also published in the US – as The Second Chance Boutique – and in Germany, Spain and Italy. I am busily working on my second novel, Meant To Be, coming October 2020.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this... Utterly charming & sigh-worthy."
Josie Silver, author of #1 New York Times bestseller One Day in December
"A wistful and inspiring read to sweep you off your feet." Women's Weekly
"Leaman's debut will entrance readers." Booklist
"Those who fantasize about that perfect wedding dress and wouldn't miss an episode of Say Yes to the Dress will enjoy." Library Journal
"Ahh, this book was so beautiful. Romantic fiction but with a depth that made it a dream to read." Amazon Review
"Vibrant and beautiful from beginning to end." Goodreads Review
"I just loved Fran. She has so much hope and love for what she does. You just want her to have a happy ending." Amazon Review
"A whispering dress isn't just a yard of trimmed and stitched fabric you see. It's a story, a legacy, a lesson from history.”