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Everything Bridgerton: Books in Order, Prequels + Similar Books

Get a list of all the books in the series, second epilogues, prequels, and similar books to read.

Last Updated on April 18, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

15 Books to Read If You Loved Bridgerton on Netflix
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If you’re a fan of the Bridgerton TV series on Netflix, then you’re probably looking for some books to read that are similar to it.  Luckily, we’ve got you covered!  In this article, we will provide the list of the Bridgerton book series in order, in addition to the novella, a collection of “second epilogues,” the Bridgerton series prequels, the Lady Whistledown Books, and the official Bridgerton Netflix book.  Plus, we’ll provide a list of Regency romance books like Bridgerton that will keep you entertained for hours on end.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to add some fantastic books to your reading list!

Everything you need to know about the Bridgerton books!

What is the Bridgerton Book Series about?

The Bridgerton book series is a series of eight novels, each focusing on one of the Bridgerton siblings.  The series starts with the love story between Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings.  Each book thereafter follows the different romances of the Bridgerton siblings.  There is also a ninth book in the series that is a collection of “second epilogues.”

How many books are there in the Bridgerton series?

There are eight books in the Bridgerton series.

In What Order Should I Read Bridgerton?

We recommend you read the Bridgerton books chronologically.

The Bridgerton Book Series in Order

The Bridgerton Books in Order

Below is a list of all the Bridgerton books in order, along with the Bridgerton sibling and their love interest at the center of each book.

  1. The Duke and I: Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, The Duke of Hastings
  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me: Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sheffield
  3. An Offer From a Gentleman: Benedict Bridgerton and Sophie Beckett
  4. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton: Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington
  5. To Sir Philip, With Love: Eloise Bridgerton and Sir Phillip
  6. When He Was Wicked: Francesca Bridgerton and Michael Stirling
  7. It’s In His Kiss: Hyacinth Bridgerton and Gareth St. Clair
  8. On The Way to the Wedding: Gregory Bridgerton and Lady Lucinda Abernathy

Bonus

  • The Bridgerton: Happily Ever After: A novella featuring Violet Bridgerton along with a collection of “second epilogues” to her Bridgerton series.
The Bridgerton Series Prequels

The Bridgerton Series Prequels: The Rokesby Series

There were Bridgertons before the eight alphabetically named siblings, and the books in the prequel series go back to where it all began. The Rokesby Series are the prequels to the Bridgerton Series, and the order of those books is as follows:

  1. Because of Miss Bridgerton
  2. The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband
  3. The Other Miss Bridgerton
  4. First Comes Scandal
Lady Whistledown Books

Lady Whistledown Books

The Lady Whistledown books include:

  1. The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan 

  2. Lady Whistledown Strikes Back by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan 

Are the Lady Whistedown books Bridgerton books?

Author Julia Quinn says “Not really. The Bridgertons don’t play a role in the anthology, but since Lady Whistledown was such a part of the first four Bridgerton novels, I consider them honorary Bridgerton books.”

Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes

Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes

Before the Bridgertons came the love story that changed the ton…

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.

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What is the Bridgerton TV series about?

The Bridgerton TV series is based on the novels by Julia Quinn, and it tells the story of the eight siblings of the Bridgerton family as they look for love and happiness in regency London.

Bridgerton Series 1

Bridgerton Series 1 focuses on Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter, who is trying to find a suitable husband.  However, she soon realizes that the process is not as simple as she thought it would be.  Along the way, she meets Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, who seems to be perfect for her in every way.  But will their relationship be able to withstand all of the obstacles that are thrown their way?

Bridgerton Series 1 is based on the book, The Duke and I.

Bridgerton Series 2

Bridgerton Series 2 focuses on Anthony Bridgerton, the eldest son, who is trying to find a suitable wife.  However, he soon realizes that the process is not as simple as he thought it would be and things get complicated when he meets the Sharma sisters, Edwina and Kate.

Bridgerton Series 2 is based on the book, The Viscount Who Loved Me.

Bridgerton Series 3

Bridgerton Series 3 focuses on the romance between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.  We see Penelope entering Season 3 finally ready to give up her longtime crush on Colin.  However, that doesn’t mean she’s done with love.  Instead, Penelope has decided it’s time to take a husband — and preferably one who will give her the freedom to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, far away from the prying eyes of her mother and sisters.

Technically the third book in the series follows the love story of Benedict Bridgerton, the second Bridgerton son, the Bridgerton TV series is jumping ahead to book four.  So Bridgerton Series 3 is based on the book, Romancing Mister Bridgerton.

Bridgerton TV series Books

  • Inside Bridgerton
  • The Official Bridgerton Guide to Entertaining
Inside Bridgerton : The Official Ride from Script to Screen by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

Inside Bridgerton by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers

Inside Bridgerton is the intimate behind-the-scenes story of the hit Shondaland series on Netflix.  Shondaland executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers offer exclusive insights and introduce you to the series writers, producers, directors, cast, crew, and talented creatives who brought Julia Quinn’s beloved novels to the screen.

Full-color and beautifully designed, Inside Bridgerton is the official book about the show and includes never-before-seen photographs, firsthand accounts of casting, insight into the decisions behind the costumes and sets, directors’ accounts on filming your favorite scenes, and more from the creative minds that launched a cultural phenomenon.

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The Official Bridgerton Guide to Entertaining - How to Cook, Host, and Toast Like a Member of the Ton

The Official Bridgerton Guide to Entertaining: How to Cook, Host, and Toast Like a Member of the Ton

Indulge in the world of Bridgerton with this official cookbook inspired by the popular Shondaland series on Netflix. Featuring forty recipes for *Bridgerton*-style food and drink, you can host your own lavish events with sumptuous finger foods, cocktails, and entertaining ideas. From the Duke’s favorite Gooseberry Hand Pies to Lady Danbury’s Den of Iniquity-inspired Sausage-Stuffed Mushroom Caps, these recipes offer a modern twist with options for mocktails, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets. Complete with stunning food photography and show stills, this cookbook brings the delightful decadence of Bridgerton into your home.

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Best Books Like Bridgerton

If you’re looking for more Regency romance books to read, look no further!  We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Regency romance books like Bridgerton:

  1. The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian
  2. A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley
  3. To Marry and to Meddle by Martha Waters
  4. Bringing Down The Duke by Evie Dunmore
  5. Romancing The Duke by Tessa Dare
  6. A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins
  7. Rebel by Beverly Jenkins
  8. Remember Love by Mary Balogh
  9. Notorious by Minerva Spencer
  10. Miss Lattimore’s Letter by Suzanne Allain
  11. Any Rogue Will Do by Bethany Bennett
  12. Reputation by Lex Croucher
  13. Always Be My Duchess by Amalie Howard
  14. Our Kind of People by Carol Wallace
The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

Critically acclaimed author Cat Sebastian makes her trade paperback debut in a stunning historical romance about a reluctantly reformed highwayman and the aristocrat who threatens to steal his heart. 

A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley

A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley

Created by a shrewd countess, The Widow’s Grace is a secret society with a mission: to help ill-treated widows regain their status, their families, and even find true love again–or perhaps for the very first time.

To Marry and to Meddle by Martha Waters

To Marry and to Meddle by Martha Waters

A witty, charming, and joyful novel following a seasoned debutante and a rakish theater owner as they navigate a complicated marriage of convenience.

Bringing Down The Duke by Evie Dunmore

Bringing Down The Duke by Evie Dunmore

A stunning debut for author Evie Dunmore and her Oxford suffragists in which a fiercely independent vicar’s daughter takes on a powerful duke in a fiery love story that threatens to upend the British social order.

Romancing The Duke by Tessa Dare

Romancing The Duke by Tessa Dare

As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities.

A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins

A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem by Manda Collins

A fun and flirty historical rom-com, where an intrepid female reporter matches wits with a serious, sexy detective.

Rebel by Beverly Jenkins

Rebel by Beverly Jenkins

The first novel in USA Today Bestselling Author Beverly Jenkins’s compelling new series follows a Northern woman south in the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War.

Remember Love  Mary Balogh

Remember Love by Mary Balogh

The handsome and charismatic Earl of Stratton, Caleb Ware, has been exposed to the ton for his clandestine affairs–by his own son.

Notorious Minerva Spencer

Notorious by Minerva Spencer

Critically acclaimed author Minerva Spencer brings a rebellious spirit to historical romance with a vibrant debut series about a new generation of Regency renegades who subvert the social expectations of the day and carve out their own paths in life.

Miss Lattimore's Letter by Suzanne Allain

Miss Lattimore’s Letter by Suzanne Allain

The woman who never made a match of her own is making matches for everyone else in this hilarious Regency-era comedy of manners.

Any Rogue Will Do  Bethany Bennett

Any Rogue Will Do by Bethany Bennett

Finally, we have Emma.  The novel follows the titular character, Emma Woodhouse, as she meddles in the love lives of those around her.  Emma is determined to play matchmaker, but her well-intentioned interference often results disastrously.  Emma is a funny and lighthearted read that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.

Reputation : A Novel Lex Croucher

Reputation by Lex Croucher

Set against a backdrop of lavish parties, handsome men on horseback–and in a time when one’s reputation was everything–this edgy, hilarious romantic comedy explores sex, consent, belonging, and status through the eyes of an unforgettable heroine that Austen herself would have cheered for.

Always Be My Duchess  Amalie Howard

Always Be My Duchess by Amalie Howard

Pretty Woman meets the Bridgertons in this witty, vivacious historical take on 90s romcoms.

Our Kind of People  Carol Wallace

Our Kind of People by Carol Wallace

Among New York City’s Gilded Age elite, one family will defy convention and we follow the Wilcox family’s journey through riches and ruin.

We hope you enjoyed this list of regency romance books for Bridgerton fans!  What are some of your favorite regency romance books?  Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. gina villarreal says:

    Hello, I don’t know if maybe I read it wrong or not but when you’re describing the Bridgeton season 2 you mention that Anthony meets “Lady Whistledown”. But he meets Kate Sharma and her sister. Also. in the description of season 3, instead of mentioning Penelope you could mention that the book is about Colin Bridgeton since the series follows the siblings more than the main interests. Or you could leave it as such more mention that Colin is a Bridgeton which I don’t think you mentioned.

    • Hi Gina, Thanks for your feedback, it’s much appreciated. I see where there is room for some ambiguity in the television series description, especially for readers who are not familiar with the books and or the series, so I’ve gone ahead and updated them. Let me know what you think! Also, are you excited to watch Season 3?

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