I love historical romance and no one quite does one like Julia Quinn; hilarious, romantic, light-hearted, fun yet not easily forgotten with characters that feel like old friends. The Bridgerton book series is exactly the kind of series everybody needs on their shelves; something you can dip into and feel embraced by the warmth and humor threading the whole series as you enjoy each new romance as it unfolds. So why not give it a try? I am going to do my best to persuade and help give you all the information you may need in this series guide.

Bridgerton Book Series Ultimate Guide

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The Ultimate Guide to the Bridgerton Book Series

Whether you’re a longtime admirer of the Bridgertons or a newcomer eager to delve into this world of elegance and romance, our Bridgerton book series guide is your passport to a captivating literary adventure. Join us as we explore each Bridgerton sibling’s journey through love, laughter, and the occasional scandal. Get ready to be swept off your feet and transported to a world where love conquers all, and passion knows no bounds. The Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn promises an unforgettable reading experience, one that will leave you yearning for more with each turn of the page.

What is the Bridgerton book series?

Bridgerton Book Series Synopsis

Step into the enchanting world of Regency-era London, where romance, scandal, and wit reign supreme. Julia Quinn’s beloved Bridgerton book series invites you on a captivating journey through the lives of the Bridgerton family and their unforgettable adventures in the high society of 19th-century England. At the heart of this enchanting series is the Bridgerton family, a close-knit clan of eight siblings, each with their unique charm and quirks. Led by the formidable Lady Violet Bridgerton, this loving family is known for their impeccable manners and sharp wit. Amidst the romance and social gatherings, there’s another character you can’t ignore: Lady Whistledown, the anonymous gossip columnist with a razor-sharp wit who keeps London society on its toes. As each Bridgerton sibling embarks on their journey to find love, readers are treated to a diverse array of love stories, each a unique blend of passion, humor, and chemistry.

Bridgerton Book Series Regency Romance Setting

The Bridgerton books are primarily set in the early 19th century, during the Regency era. This era in British history roughly spans from 1811 to 1820 when King George III was deemed unfit to rule, and his son, the future King George IV, served as Prince Regent. The series later extends beyond the Regency era, covering a few more years in the lives of the Bridgerton family and their associates. So, you’ll be time-traveling to London’s high society of the early 1800s!

Regency romances, much like the Regent himself, are charming and elegant, taking place in a sumptuous world of luxury. At least as long as you are within a certain class of society. Of course, it can be hard to tell the difference between a Regency romance from one set in Victorian times if you aren’t scrutinizing the year. Morals weren’t quite as straitlaced as they were under Queen Victoria’s rule. When looking up Regency specific historical romance, I have found that this particular time period inspires more historical suspense stories. You are more likely to get a spy as a hero or heroine in a Regency novel then you would in a the relatively peaceful time of Queen Victoria’s reign.

Answering All Your Questions

Is the Bridgerton book series spicy or steamy?

The Bridgerton book series, written by Julia Quinn, offers a delightful blend of romance, wit, and sensuality. While the level of steaminess can vary from book to book, it generally falls within the common boundaries of historical romance. Readers can expect romantic tension, passionate encounters, and intimate moments that add depth to the love stories. It’s a perfect choice for those who enjoy a just dash of spice in their romance novels.

Is the Bridgerton book series complete?

Yes! The Bridgerton book series by Julia Quinn consists of eight main novels, each dedicated to one of the Bridgerton siblings. These novels, collectively known as the Bridgerton book series, provide a complete story arc for the primary characters in the Bridgerton family.

Is there a spinoff of the Bridgerton book series?

Yes, there are connected series in the same world as the Bridgerton book series by Julia Quinn. One is the “Rokesbys” series. This series is set in the same Regency-era world and features the Rokesby family, who are friends and neighbors of the Bridgertons. While the Rokesbys series is distinct from the Bridgerton series in terms of its primary characters, it maintains Julia Quinn’s signature style of historical romance, witty banter, and engaging storytelling. These are considered “prequels” but you can choose whether to read them before or after the Bridgerton series. You’ll get glimpses of Violet Bridgerton in this series and the main Bridgerton characters are still children at this time.

There’s also the Smythe-Smith Quartet series. This is also set in the same world as the Brdigertons. If you’ve read the mentions of the Bridgerton’s going to the terrible musical theater, this is that family.

And the all too well known Lady Whistledown is also part of some collections of unrelated short stories.

Bridgerton book vs series? Comparison and which is better?

The Bridgerton book series and the Bridgerton Netflix series offer distinct yet complementary experiences. The books provide readers with a deeper dive into the thoughts and emotions of the characters, offering a more detailed understanding of their inner worlds. Julia Quinn’s writing style and humor shine through in the novels, making them a delightful choice for fans of historical romance.

On the other hand, the Netflix series brings the Bridgertons to life with stunning visuals, costumes, and a talented cast. It adds a visual dimension to the stories and introduces new fans to the world of the Bridgertons. Whether one is “better” than the other often depends on personal preferences. While they remained true to the books in some aspects and others deviated, the show is a success in my opinion. I loved the exploration of new characters as well, like Queen Charlotte, and who can resist the absolute stunning visuals it delivers. This new character was so successful we also got a companion book and a fully standalone Netflix series.

Bridgerton book series age rating?

The Bridgerton book series by Julia Quinn is primarily marketed as adult historical romance. The books contain romantic and sensual elements. They are generally suitable for adult readers who enjoy romance novels with a Regency-era setting. However, as with any book, individual preferences and sensitivities may vary, so readers are encouraged to read reviews and consider their own comfort levels when choosing books to read.

When is the Bridgerton Season 3 release date?

Bridgerton Season 3 will be released by Netflix in two parts in 2024. The first four episodes will premiere May 16, 2024, and the next four episodes will premiere a month later on June 13, 2024. The focus of Bridgerton Season 3 will be Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.

Our interviews with Julia Quinn

Interview with Julia Quinn for the release of The Other Miss Bridgerton

How did you decide to write a prequel to the fabulous Bridgerton series?  Was it always something you had planned or how did it come to be?

It was something I’d had knocking around in the back of my head for a while. Readers have long asked me to write the story of Edmund and Violet Bridgerton, and I knew there was no way I could do it, not when we all know that he will die so young. (Note to new readers: this is not a spoiler, I promise.) I thought it might be fun to go back a generation and make them secondary characters. But then as I wrote the Rokesby series–Because of Miss BridgertonThe Girl With the Make-Believe Husband, and The Other Miss Bridgerton–they didn’t actually end up making an appearance. But there’s one more book to come in the series…

If you had to describe THE OTHER MISS BRIDGERTON in a tweet, what would you say?

I ate Portuguese donuts and my life is complete.

What’s your favorite thing about “pirate hero” Andrew Rokesby?

Aside from the fact that he’s just intrinsically a good guy with a wicked sense of humor, I love his interest in architecture. This was my major in college–History of Art, focusing on architecture. So it was super-fun for me to research the architecture of Lisbon. When Andrew is geeking out over the seismic engineering, that’s basically just me.

Who are 3 of your auto-buy authors?

Just three? That’s not fair. How about three historical and three contemporary authors?

Historical: Eloisa James, Sarah MacLean, Laura Lee Guhrke

Contemporary: Penny Reid, Sally Thorne, Lauren Layne

How do you generally overcome writer’s block?

I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced true writer’s block, but I’ve definitely had periods in my career when it just feels hard. No, scratch that, it always feels hard, but sometimes it’s worse. Sometimes it helps to shake up how I write–that’s how I ended up doing the two Ladies Most books with Eloisa James and Connie Brockway. Same with The Lost Duke of Wyndham and Mr. Cavendish, I Presume, which have interlocking plots and were written simultaneously. But sometimes I need to just step away and take a break. Remind myself that I’ve been doing this for 25 years. I’m allowed to feel stuck from time to time.

What is the strangest thing you’ve ever had to research?

Not strange so much as specific: Constellations visible in England in the month of November. Or first known written reference to Little Bo Peep. Stuff like that.

What was the first historical romance you read?

Does Victoria Holt count? If so, it was definitely one of hers. I think The Pride of the Peacock.

If you could be reborn into any era, which would it be?

Right where I’m at, thankyouverymuch. I may write historical romance, but I don’t want to live any time before vaccines and antibiotics.

What are you currently working on and what can we expect from you next?

I’m working on the final book in the Rokesby series, and because I’m a relatively slow writer, that will be my next new release. But Avon is re-releasing the Bridgerton series in trade paperback in anticipation of the upcoming Netflix adaptation, so there will be a gorgeous new edition of The Duke and I this summer.

Video interview with Julia Quinn for the release of First Comes Scandal


Julia Quinn talks about her writing process, loving historical romances and her characters. #juliaquinn originally posted on instagram April 21, 2020

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Bridgerton Book Series Reading Order

Here’s a recommended reading order for the main Bridgerton books series by Julia Quinn, along with any novellas or short stories, as well as when to start reading the Rokesby series if you want to explore the Bridgerton universe more comprehensively:

Bridgerton Book Series Book List

Click on each book below to read our thoughts on the book!

Lady Whistledown:

Rokesby Series (prequels to the Bridgerton book series):

  • “Because of Miss Bridgerton” (Rokesby Book 1) – Billie Bridgerton & George Rokesby
  • “The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband” (Rokesby Book 2) – Cecilia Harcourt & Edward Rokesby
  • “The Other Miss Bridgerton” (Rokesby Book 3) – Poppy Bridgerton & Andrew Rokesby
  • “First Comes Scandal” (Rokesby Book 4) – Georgiana Bridgerton & Nicholas Rokesby

Smythe-Smith Quartet Series (same world as the Bridgerton book series):

  • Just Like Heaven (Honoria Smythe-Smith & Marcus Holroyd)
  • A Night Like This (Anne Wynter & Daniel Smythe-Smith)
  • The Sum of All Kisses (Sarah Pleinsworth & Hugh Prentice)
  • The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (Iris Smythe-Smith & Sir Richard Kenworthy)
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The Duke and I by Julia Quinn Bridgerton Netflix Show Tie In Cover

The Duke and I

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The Duke and I kicks off the Bridgerton book series. Prepare to be charmed by Daphne and the mysterious Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset. Quinn paints a picture of a story that’s both heartwarming and utterly absorbing. Simon’s evolution from a vulnerable boy to a highly sought-after duke with a well-guarded secret will pull you in from the very first page. Daphne’s strength and quick wit make her an admirable heroine, and the lively banter among the Bridgerton siblings adds a delightful touch. What makes Julia Quinn’s writing so special is how she perfectly balances passion with effortless charm, capturing the essence of historical romance beautifully. If you’re a fan of this genre, you’re in for a treat.

Simon Basset & Daphne Bridgerton

read this is you want:

  • A stuttering duke and the Bridgerton woman who loves him
  • Fake dating trope in the way of “pretending a courtship”
  • Grumpy hero

Can there be any greater challenge to London’s Ambitious Mamas than an unmarried duke?—Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1813

By all accounts, Simon Basset is on the verge of proposing to his best friend’s sister—the lovely and almost-on-the-shelf—Daphne Bridgerton. But the two of them know the truth—it’s all an elaborate ruse to keep Simon free from marriage-minded society mothers. And as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable.

But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it’s hard to remember that their courtship is a sham. Maybe it’s his devilish smile, certainly it’s the way his eyes seem to burn every time he looks at her . . . but somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke . . . for real! And now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration, and that nothing makes quite as much sense as falling in love.

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn Book Cover

The Viscount Who Loved Me

“The Viscount Who Loved Me” by Julia Quinn is a gem in the Bridgerton series, and it’s a historical romance lover’s dream come true. With her signature witty and snarky dialogue, Quinn weaves a story that’s not only romantic but also full of character development. Anthony, the eldest Bridgerton sibling, and Kate steal the show with their undeniable chemistry, even as they exchange clever quips and playful jabs.

What sets this book apart is the depth of character development within Anthony and Kate. Anthony’s fear of an early demise, mirroring his father’s fate, is a complex emotion that Quinn handles with grace. The storm scene, where Anthony comforts Kate in her moment of vulnerability, is heartwarming and strengthens their bond. Kate’s character is an absolute delight – her loyalty to her sister, Edwina, and her warm-hearted nature make her an endearing heroine.

Julia Quinn’s storytelling prowess shines in this delightful historical romance.

Anthony Bridgerton & Kate Sheffield

read this is you want:

  • Rake + Wallflower pairing
  • Humor and snark
  • Sizzling chemistry

The inspiration for season two of BRIDGERTON, a series created by Shondaland for Netflix, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn: the story of Anthony Bridgerton in the second of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family.


This time the gossip columnists have it wrong. London’s most elusive bachelor Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry—he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield—the most meddlesome woman ever to grace a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate’s the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…

Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands—and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate’s determined to protect her sister—but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself…

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An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

An Offer from a Gentleman

Benedict’s story in “An Offer from a Gentleman” was a delightful surprise. Initially, I didn’t have high expectations for him, but Julia Quinn worked her magic. This book follows a Cinderella theme with Sophie as our Cinderella. While I’m not usually a fan of this trope, Quinn skillfully incorporates it into a captivating and romantic tale that goes beyond the fairy tale. Benedict emerges as a dashing hero, and his protectiveness over Sophie is endearing. Sophie’s unwavering authenticity adds depth to her character.

Benedict Bridgerton & Sophie Beckett

read this is you want:

  • Romantic Comedy
  • Fairytale Retelling (Cinderella)
  • Forbidden romance / Class Differences

Will she accept the offer before the clock strikes midnight?

Sophie Beckett never dreamed she’d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball. Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, waltzing in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.

Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other— except, perhaps, this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid’s garb. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. If he offers her his heart, will he sacrifice his only chance for a fairy-tale love?

Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Penelope Featherington, often dismissed, finally steps into the limelight in “Romancing Mr. Bridgerton.” She’s my favorite heroine in the series, radiating personality despite a lifetime of criticism. Colin Bridgerton, known for carefree charm, surprises us. He harbors secret desires and unfulfilled fantasies, adding depth to his character.

Quinn masterfully peels back layers, revealing more to Penelope and Colin than meets the eye, keeping their characters engaging. The big reveal of Lady Whistledown’s identity is brilliantly done, and there’s a clever connection to Lisa Kleypas’s “Dreaming of You.” Now, the romance. It’s slower and more solid than Benedict’s, showcasing Quinn’s storytelling talent. sigh I just can’t get enough of this series!

Colin Bridgerton & Penelope Featherington

read this is you want:

  • Best friend’s brother
  • Unrequited Love
  • Wallflower / Plain Jane / Curvy heroine

The inspiration for season three of BRIDGERTON, a series created by Shondaland for Netflix, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn: the story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington in the fourth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family.


Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for . . . well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . . . and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him. But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same—especially Penelope Featherington! The girl who was always simply there is suddenly the girl haunting his dreams. When he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide . . . is she his biggest threat— or his promise of a happy ending?

To Sir Phillip, with Love by Julia Quinn

To Sir Phillip, with Love

Eloise, an eight and twenty-year-old spinster, never expected to be on the shelf for so long. But when she reaches out to Sir Phillip to offer her condolences on his wife’s death, their letter exchange sparks an unexpected connection. Initially, Sir Phillip felt distant, far from the charismatic Bridgerton brothers, but something changed quickly. By page ten, he had won me over, a testament to Quinn’s storytelling magic. This book delves into sensitive topics like suicide and corporal punishment, emphasizing family dynamics and how one person’s actions can scar another. Phillip’s complex relationship with his father adds depth to the story. Quinn deftly combines darker emotions with heartwarming moments. Quick appearances by the Bridgerton brothers add charm, but it’s the Crane kids who steal the show.

Sir Phillip & Eloise Bridgerton

read this is you want:

  • Epistolary romance
  • Single father
  • Angsty

Sir Phillip knew from his correspondence with his dead wife’s distant cousin that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he’d proposed, figuring that she’d be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn’t. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her…

Eloise Bridgerton couldn’t marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking… and wondering… and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except… he wasn’t. Her perfect husband wouldn’t be so moody and ill-mannered. And he certainly should have mentioned that he had two young – and decidedly unruly – children, as much in need of a mother as Phillip is in need of a wife.

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When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn

When He Was Wicked

Michael Stirling, known as the Merry Rake, excels in seduction and flirtation. Yet, his heart aches for the one person he can never have—Francesca, his cousin John’s wife. They share a close friendship, but Michael’s unspoken love for Francesca tortures him. A profound loss shatters their worlds, leaving them grappling with grief and an undeniable attraction. Julia Quinn’s signature wit and endearing characters shine in this novel. Her characters feel genuinely relatable. Overall, “When He Was Wicked” is an emotionally charged addition to the Bridgerton series, offering a compelling blend of drama, heartbreak, passion, and love. Michael and Francesca’s journey is marked by internal battles and a profound sense of longing, making it a perfect and highly rated read.

Michael Stirling & Francesca Bridgerton

read this is you want:

  • Heartbreaker / Emotional rollercoaster
  • Forbidden love
  • Second chances

Everything was so much simpler… when he was wicked.

In every life there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one’s life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London’s most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton. 

After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca’s surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longer—the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin. 

But that was then… Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love… until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms, and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets…

It's in His Kiss by Julia Quinn

It’s in His Kiss

It’s no secret that I love all the Bridgerton men, but I also adore the men who marry into the family. In ‘It’s in His Kiss,’ we follow the story of Gareth St. Clair and the baby of the Bridgerton clan, Hyacinth. Their witty banter, memorable kisses, and undeniable chemistry make for a delightful romance.

Gareth St. Clair & Hyacinth Bridgerton

read this is you want:

  • Enemies to lovers
  • Strong-willed, opinionated heroine
  • Adventure and mystery about his origin



Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth’s sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past… and the key to his future. The problem is—it’s written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word.


All the ton agreed: there was no one quite like Hyacinth Bridgerton. She’s fiendishly smart, devilishly outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses. But there’s something about her—something charming and vexing—that grabs him and won’t quite let go…


Or don’t. But rest assured, he’s spinning in his grave when Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual—and annually discordant—Smythe-Smith musicale. To Hyacinth, Gareth’s every word seems a dare, and she offers to translate his diary, even though her Italian is slightly less than perfect. But as they delve into the mysterious text, they discover that the answers they seek lie not in the diary, but in each other… and that there is nothing as simple—or as complicated—as a single, perfect kiss.

On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn

On the Way to the Wedding

In ‘On the Way to the Wedding,’ we bid farewell to the Bridgerton series, and it’s a bittersweet farewell indeed. Gregory, the youngest Bridgerton brother, takes center stage in this romantic tale. His belief in everlasting love and his affection for Hermione Watson lead to a complex love triangle involving Hermione’s best friend, Lucy Abernathy. This heartfelt story beautifully concludes the Bridgerton saga.

Gregory Bridgerton & Lucinda Abernathy

read this is you want:

  • Love triangles
  • Beta hero
  • Duty vs love

A funny thing happened…

Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton believes in true love. And he is convinced that when he finds the woman of his dreams, he will know in an instant that she is the one. And that is exactly what happened. Except… 

She wasn’t the one. In fact, the ravishing Miss Hermione Watson is in love with another. But her best friend, the ever-practical Lady Lucinda Abernathy, wants to save Hermione from a disastrous alliance, so she offers to help Gregory win her over. But in the process, Lucy falls in love. With Gregory! Except… 

Lucy is engaged. And her uncle is not inclined to let her back out of the betrothal, even once Gregory comes to his senses and realizes that it is Lucy, with her sharp wit and sunny smile, who makes his heart sing. And now, on the way to the wedding, Gregory must risk everything to ensure that when it comes time to kiss the bride, he is the only man standing at the altar…

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The Bridgertons Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

In ‘The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After,’ Julia Quinn treats readers to a delightful collection of epilogues that offer a heartwarming glimpse into the lives of their beloved characters after their individual stories conclude. However, to fully savor this literary treat, it’s best to start with book one of the Bridgerton series and experience the magic that Quinn has woven throughout the saga. The author’s personal notes before each story provide insightful commentary and add to the enjoyment of returning to the beloved Bridgerton family.

read this is you want:

  • Closure & updates on characters
  • Exclusive story about Violet
  • Author insights


But not just any family. Eight brothers and sisters, assorted in-laws, sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, (not to mention an overweight corgi), plus an irrepressible matriarch who’s a match for any of them… These are the Bridgertons: less a family than a force of nature. Through eight bestselling novels, readers laughed, cried, and fell in love. But they wanted more.

And so the readers asked the author…

What happened next? Does Simon ever read his father’s letters? Do Francesca and Michael become parents? Who would win in a Pall Mall grudge match?

Does “The End” really have to be the end?

Now, with The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, Julia Quinn delivers eight sexy, funny, and heartwarming “2nd epilogues,” plus a bonus story about none other than the wise and witty Violet Bridgerton herself. So get to know the Bridgertons all over again—because Happily Ever After is a whole lot of fun.

Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn

Queen Charlotte

A captivating novel by author Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes, inspired by Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte and King George III’s love story. Set in 1761, it explores the unexpected romance between the fiercely intelligent German Princess Charlotte and King George III. Born after the Bridgerton Netflix series, this book offers a deeper look into Queen Charlotte’s character and her journey navigating court politics, love, and her destiny as a powerful monarch. Plus, it has its own separate Netflix show!

read this is you want:

  • Arranged marriage
  • Tearjerker
  • Court politics

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn and television pioneer Shonda Rhimes comes a powerful and romantic novel of Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte and King George III’s great love story and how it sparked a societal shift, inspired by the original series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, created by Shondaland for Netflix.

“We are one crown. His weight is mine, and mine is his…”

In 1761, on a sunny day in September, a King and Queen met for the very first time. They were married within hours.

Born a German Princess, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was beautiful, headstrong, and fiercely intelligent… not precisely the attributes the British Court had been seeking in a spouse for the young King George III. But her fire and independence were exactly what she needed, because George had secrets… secrets with the potential to shake the very foundations of the monarchy.

Thrust into her new role as a royal, Charlotte must learn to navigate the intricate politics of the court… all the while guarding her heart, because she is falling in love with the King, even as he pushes her away. Above all she must learn to rule, and to understand that she has been given the power to remake society. She must fight—for herself, for her husband, and for all her new subjects who look to her for guidance and grace. For she will never be just Charlotte again. She must instead fulfill her destiny… as Queen.

The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton

The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton

This book offers a curated selection of dramatic, romantic, and memorable quotes from the Bridgerton world, making it the perfect gift for fans of the series. Lady Whistledown serves as the guide, introducing each character’s quotes, and providing insights and commentary. From Daphne to Simon, Penelope to Colin, readers will gain a fresh and intimate perspective on their favorite characters and relive the series’ twists and turns, drawing lessons on love, family, etiquette, and fashion from Bridgerton’s unforgettable voices.

read this is you want:

  • Lessons in love and etiquette
  • Collection of quotes
  • Lady Whistledown’s Insights

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes a highly designed, colorful collection of quotes, wit, and wisdom from Lady Whistledown and the most memorable characters of the much-loved Bridgerton books, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.

A collection of the most dramatic, romantic, and memorable quotes from the charming characters of the Bridgerton world, The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton is the perfect gift for fans of the Bridgerton series and the groundbreaking Shondaland/Netflix adaptation. With her signature wink and nod, Lady Whistledown herself will act as readers’ familiar and trusted guide, introducing each character’s most memorable quotes.

Each chapter in the book will highlight a different character from the Bridgerton series and include a new introduction from Lady Whistledown, quotes from the character, and things other characters have said about them over the course of the entire series. Fans will get a 360-degree view of each of their favorite personalities, with new commentary and takeaways from Lady Whistledown.

From Daphne, to Simon, to Penelope, to Colin, fans will enter the Bridgerton world in a completely new way with a fresh and intimate perspective of each character. Readers will relive the twists and turns of the books, taking (or not taking) the advice on love, family, etiquette, and fashion from the most beloved and unforgettable voices from Bridgerton. With an introduction from the creator of the Bridgerton world and #1 NYT Bestselling author Julia Quinn, The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton is a highly designed keepsake and unique addition to the Regency-set series.

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Further Observations of Lady Whistledown by Julia Quinn

The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

Readers are treated to a sparkling anthology featuring Lady Whistledown, the enigmatic Regency-era gossip columnist made famous in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels. Society is thrown into a frenzy when the Season’s most promising debutante is jilted by her intended and finds herself swept away by the dashing older brother of the deceitful rogue. Julia Quinn pens a witty, charming, and heartfelt tale that kicks off this anthology. Suzanne Enoch follows with a romantic gem, where the scandalous actions of a beautiful fiancée recorded in Lady Whistledown’s column lead to a desperate groom-to-be racing to London to win her heart. Karen Hawkins delivers an enduring story of a handsome rogue whose lifelong friendship and heart are tested when the lady he loves sets her sights on another. Finally, Mia Ryan’s delightful tale follows a young woman cast out of her home by an insufferably charming marquis who not only intends to claim her house but also its former occupant.

read this is you want:

  • Overarching plot
  • Jilted Debutante
  • Lady Whistledown’s Insights

A sparkling anthology starring Lady Whistledown—the elusive Regency-era gossip columnist popularized in # 1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.

Lady Whistledown Tells All!

Society is abuzz when the Season’s most promising debutante is jilted by her intended—only to be swept away by the deceitful rogue’s dashing older brother—in New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn’s witty, charming, and heartfelt tale.

When the scandalous actions of his beautiful fiancée are recorded in Lady Whistledown’s column, a concerned groom-to-be rushes back to London to win his lady’s heart once and forever, in Suzanne Enoch’s enchanting romantic gem.

Karen Hawkins captivates with an enduring story of a handsome rogue whose lifelong friendship—and his heart—are tested when the lovely lady in question sets her cap for someone else.

A dazzling and delightful tale by Mia Ryan has a young woman cast out of her home by an insufferable yet charming marquis—who intends to take possession not only of the house . . . but its former occupant as well!

Lady Whistledown Strikes Back by Julia Quinn

Lady Whistledown Strikes Back

In ‘Lady Whistledown Strikes Back,’ a captivating collection of intertwined short stories, readers are thrust into a web of intrigue surrounding the theft of Lady Neeley’s bracelet. As Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers buzz with speculation, four couples find themselves entangled in the mystery. Julia Quinn enchants with a story of a fortune hunter’s pursuit of the Season’s most coveted debutante, while Suzanne Enoch tantalizes with the clandestine courtship of an innocent miss by London’s notorious rogue. Karen Hawkins weaves a tale of a viscount’s attempt to reignite passion in his marriage, only to face unexpected challenges. Finally, Mia Ryan delights with a scandalous affair between a free-spirited servant and a charming earl. Each story promises romance, intrigue, and a dash of scandal, all under the watchful eye of Lady Whistledown.

read this is you want:

  • Overarching mystery plot
  • Debutante
  • Lady Whistledown’s Insights

Who Stole Lady Neeley’s Bracelet? 

Was it the fortune hunter, the gambler, the servant, or the rogue? All of London is abuzz with speculation, but it is clear that one of four couples is connected to the crime. 

Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, May 1816

Julia Quinn enchants: A dashing fortune hunter is captivated by the Season’s most desired debutante…and must prove he is out to steal the lady’s heart, not her dowry. 

Suzanne Enoch tantalizes: An innocent miss who has spent her life scrupulously avoiding scandal is suddenly—and secretly—courted by London’s most notorious rogue. 

Karen Hawkins seduces: A roving viscount comes home to rekindle the passionate fires of his marriage… only to discover that his beautiful, headstrong bride will not be so easily won. 

Mia Ryan delights: A lovely, free-spirited servant is dazzled by the romantic attentions of a charming earl… sparking a scandalous affair that could ruin them both. 

You’ll hear it first from Lady Whistledown

The First Kiss by Julia Quinn
The Last Temptation by Mia Ryan
The Best of Both Worlds by Suzanne Enoch
The Only One for Me by Karen Hawkins
*All Lady Whistledown columns written by Julia Quinn

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