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Whether you’re brand new to the Bridgerton book series after binge-watching the TV show or need a refresher on the Bridgerton books in order, this is the book list for you.
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Bridgerton Books in Order:
- Book 1: The Duke and I
- Book 2: The Viscount Who Loved Me
- Book 3: An Offer From a Gentleman
- Book 4: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton
- Book 5: To Sir Phillip With Love
- Book 6: When He Was Wicked
- Book 7: It’s In His Kiss
- Book 8: On the Way to the Wedding
Related Bridgerton Books in Order:
- The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After
- The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton: Lady Whistledown’s Official Guide
- Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron: A Graphic Novel
- Queen Charlotte
- Bridgerton Collection Volume 1 (Books 1-3)
- Bridgerton Collection Volume 2 (Books 4-6)
- Bridgerton Collection Volume 3 (Books 7-8 and Prequel)
The Rokesbys Series: The Bridgerton Prequels
- Book 1: Because of Miss Bridgerton: A Bridgerton Prequel
- Book 2: The Girl With the Make-Believe Husband: A Bridgerton Prequel
- Book 3: The Other Miss Bridgerton: A Bridgerton Prequel
- Book 4: First Comes Scandal: A Bridgerton Prequel
Extra Bridgerton Books:
- Inside Bridgerton
- Bridgerton: The Official Coloring Book
- The Official Bridgerton Guide to Entertaining: How to Cook, Toast and Host Like a Member of the Ton
Bridgerton Books in Order With Publisher Descriptions:
These are the eight books of the Bridgerton series based on the eight Bridgerton siblings.
Bridgerton Book 1: Daphne’s Story
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 to help Daphne attract some worthy suitors.
Though as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, it’s hard to remember that their courtship is a sham.
Somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke and now she must do the impossible and convince the handsome rogue that their clever little scheme deserves a slight alteration like falling in love.
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Bridgerton Book 2: Anthony’s Story
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 dreams.
Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands so she’s determined to protect her sister.
Only 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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Bridgerton Book 3: Benedict’s Story
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she’d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball or that “Prince Charming” would be waiting there for her!
Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But the night she spent dancing with the handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she felt like royalty.
Ever since that magical night, Benedict has been blinded to the attractions of any other except an oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid’s garb that he rescues from a precarious situation.
He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her.
Yet, if he offers her his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy-tale love?
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Bridgerton Book 4: Colin’s Story
Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother 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.
Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown.
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?
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Bridgerton Book 5: Eloise’s Story
Sir Phillip knew 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 the beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking, all he wanted to do was kiss her.
Eloise Bridgerton couldn’t marry a man she had never met, but before she knew it, she was on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match.
Only Phillip was moody and ill-mannered, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But could this imperfect man be perfect for her?
Bridgerton Book 6: Francesca’s Story
In every life there is a turning point. For Michael Stirling, London’s most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.
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 a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.
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.
Bridgerton Book 7: Hyacinth’s Story
Gareth St. Clair’s father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance.
His sole bequest is an old family diary, which may or may not contain the secrets of his past and the key to his future. Only the diary is written in Italian.
Hyacinth Bridgerton is smart, outspoken, and according to Gareth, probably best in small doses.
When Gareth and Hyacinth cross paths at the annual Smythe-Smith musicale, Hyacinth 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.
Bridgerton Book 8: Gregory’s Story
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.
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 he wants.
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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Ever wonder what happens after the Happily Ever After?
Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series remains one of the most beloved among historical romance readers, and this collection of “second epilogues”—stories that take place after the original books end—offers fans more from their favorite characters.
Also unique to this volume is a novella featuring Violet Bridgerton, beloved mother of the eight Bridgerton siblings, in addition to second epilogues for The Duke and I; The Viscount Who Loved Me; An Offer from a Gentleman; Romancing Mister Bridgerton; To Sir Phillip, With Love; When He Was Wicked, It’s in His Kiss; and On the Way to the Wedding sure to satisfy the legions of Julia Quinn fans.
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.
A madcap romantic adventure, Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron has appeared in several Julia Quinn novels and enthralled some of her most beloved characters. Now this delicious tale of love and peril is available for everyone to enjoy in this wonderfully unconventional graphic novel.
Born into a happy family that is tragically ravaged by smallpox, Miss Priscilla Butterworth uses her wits to survive a series of outlandish trials. Cruelly separated from her beloved mother and grandmother, the young girl is sent to live with a callous aunt who forces her to work for her keep.
Eventually, the clever and tenderhearted Miss Butterworth makes her escape . . . a daring journey into the unknown that unexpectedly leads her to the “mad” baron and a lifetime of love.
Delightfully illustrated by Violet Charles, told in Julia Quinn’s playful voice, Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron is a high-spirited nineteenth-century romp that will entertain and enchant modern readers.
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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 Further Observations of Lady Whistledown
by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins and Mia Ryan
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!
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!
An enchanting collection containing the first three novels in New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn’s beloved Bridgerton series set in Regency England—The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, and An Offer from a Gentleman.
An enchanting collection containing books four, five, and six of #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn’s beloved Regency-set Bridgerton novels—Romancing Mister Bridgerton; To Sir Phillip, with Love; and When He Was Wicked.
An enchanting collection containing books seven and eight of #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn’s beloved Regency-set Bridgerton novels, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix —It’s in His Kiss and On the Way to the Wedding—as well as the first book in her Bridgerton Prequel series, Because of Miss Bridgerton.
The Rokesby Series: The Bridgerton Prequels
Set in the late 1700s (the Georgian era), the Rokesby series follows the aristocratic Rokesby family, who happen to be close friends and neighbors of the Bridgertons.
The Rokesby Series Book 1: Billie and George’s Story
Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places…This is not one of those times.
Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband… someday.
Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should…Or not.
There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he’s arrogant, annoying, and she’s absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can’t stand the sight of him, either.
But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor…
Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can’t abide is the one person they can’t live without.
The Rokesby Series Book 2: Cecilia and Edward’s Story
While you were sleeping…
With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health.
But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He’s unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier’s life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie.
I told everyone I was your wife
When Edward comes to, he’s more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out three months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is—even if he does not recall her face—and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though he’d always assumed he’d marry his neighbor back in England.
If only it were true…
Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself—completely—to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby.
The Rokesby Series Book 3: Poppy and Andrew’s Story
She was in the wrong place…
Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify.
While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers’ hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain’s bed.
He found her at the wrong time…
Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, he’s stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real—and his duty to the Crown means he’s stuck with her.
Can two wrongs make the most perfect right?
When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal—though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent.
On the high seas, their banter soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrew’s secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart?
The Rokesby Series Book 4: Georgiana and Nicholas’ Story
She was given two choices…
Georgiana Bridgerton isn’t against the idea of marriage. She’d just thought she’d have some say in the matter. But with her reputation hanging by a thread after she’s abducted for her dowry, Georgie is given two options: live out her life as a spinster or marry the rogue who has ruined her life.
Enter Option #3
As the fourth son of an earl, Nicholas Rokesby is prepared to chart his own course. He has a life in Edinburgh, where he’s close to completing his medical studies, and he has no time—or interest—to find a wife. But when he discovers that Georgie Bridgerton—his literal girl-next-door—is facing ruin, he knows what he must do.
A Marriage of Convenience
It might not have been the most romantic of proposals, but Nicholas never thought she’d say no. Georgie doesn’t want to be anyone’s sacrifice, and besides, they could never think of each other as anything more than childhood friends… or could they?
But as they embark upon their unorthodox courtship they discover a new twist to the age-old rhyme. First comes scandal, then comes marriage. But after that comes love…
Extra Bridgerton Books:
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 on 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.
Dearest Gentle Reader, you are cordially invited to color in all of your favorite scenes and characters from the Emmy-nominated historical romance from Shondaland and Netflix.
Featuring more than 75 original illustrations and thick paper, this coloring book offers you a way to explore the Regency-era world of Bridgerton: from the budding romances of the Bridgerton children, to the Queen’s diamond season, to the mysterious Lady Whistledown, and, of course, all the wonderful costuming and tasty treats that have everyone talking at the ton.
The Official Bridgerton Guide to Entertaining: How to Cook, Toast and Host Like a Member of the Ton
by Emily Timberlake
Entertain like a queen with these forty recipes for Bridgerton-style food and drink in the first official cookbook from this hugely popular Shondaland series on Netflix.
Whether it’s a sumptuous lawn party, a high tea, or a boozy late-night salon, this gorgeous cookbook delivers recipes for finger food, cocktails, and entertaining ideas that help you recreate the high society of Bridgerton in your own home.
Host the perfect pique-nique, complete with the Duke’s favorite Gooseberry Hand Pies and a rousing game of Pall Mall (played the Bridgerton way, of course).
Create grazing boards with recipes like Roasted Pork Belly Skewers and Beet-Dyed Deviled Eggs that are perfect for a stylish watching party.
Evoke the delightful decadence of Lady Danbury’s Den of Iniquity with Sausage-Stuffed Mushroom Caps, an espresso martini, and an old-fashioned game of chance.
These forty recipes have been developed with a modern audience in mind, offering mocktail, vegetarian, and gluten-free options to ensure that no fan is left hungry.
They are presented alongside mouth-watering food photography, stills from the show, and sidebars explaining essential expertise, such as how to address a Marquis, execute the perfect curtsy, or build a macaron tower sturdy enough to last the night.
It’s time to entertain, Bridgerton-style.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Bridgerton Book Series:
How Many Books are in the Bridgerton Series?
The Bridgerton series comprises 8 books, one for each child of the Bridgerton family.
How Many Total Bridgerton Books are There?
There are 8 books in the Bridgerton series however there are 10 additional Bridgerton books related to the series. There are four related books to the series, two anthologies related to Bridgerton, and four books in the Bridgerton prequel series, The Rokesbys.
What Are the Bridgerton Books About?
Set between 1813 and 1827, the Bridgerton books each follow one of the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth as they find love.
Should I Read the Bridgerton Books in Order?
Yes! You should absolutely read the eight Bridgerton books in order as characters from previous books make appearances in the subsequent books and you wouldn’t want any spoilers.
Are the Bridgerton Books the Same as the Netflix Series?
Yes and no. The Bridgerton TV series on Netflix does use the Bridgerton books as the source material. Each Bridgerton season (so far) has been based on one book in the series.
That being said there are some slight changes made for the television series as the books have quite a lot to pack into one season.
One significant change is that season three of Bridgerton will focus on book 4 in the Bridgerton series, Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, to give Penelope and Colin’s story, instead of book 3, An Offer From a Gentleman.
Are Bridgerton Books Spicy?
I think so! There are definitely some steamy scenes to the Bridgerton books so I would categorize them as spicy books.
Have the Bridgerton Books Been Made Into Movies?
No. The Bridgerton books are currently being adapted into a TV series on Netflix called Bridgerton, by Shonda Rhimes.
Is There a Bridgerton Graphic Novel?
Yes! The Bridgerton graphic novel is called Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron which is illustrated by Julia Quinn’s sister, Violet Charles, who is an illustrator.
Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron is actually a book-within-the-book that first appeared in Hyacinth’s story, It’s In His Kiss. Julia Quinn also dropped the book within What Happens in London, Ten Things I Love About You and in three of the Smythe-Smith Quartet novels.
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