Binged the Bridgerton series on Netflix and still wanting more? You’re probably finding yourself wanting to read all of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton books in order.
The Bridgertons series was written by Julie Pottinger, an American historical romance author. She uses the pseudonym Julia Quinn. It is about the love stories between members of a British family. Each book is about a different character finding their true love.
The series centers on the Bridgerton family, which is made against the backdrop of Regency of England’s upper society. It features eight siblings and their widowed mom. British society is highly respected for the close-knit family.
However, marriage and society are not always easy. Read on for a sneak peek of the Bridgerton books in order.
Bridgerton Books in Order by Publication
Bridgerton Main Series
- The Duke and I (2000)
- The Viscount Who Loved Me (2000)
- An Offer from a Gentleman (2001)
- Romancing Mister Bridgerton (2002)
- To Sir Phillip, With Love (2003)
- When He Was Wicked (2004)
- It’s in His Kiss (2005)
- On the Way to the Wedding (2006)
- Because of Miss Bridgerton (2016)
- The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (2017)
- The Other Miss Bridgerton (2018)
- First Comes Scandal (2020)
Bridgerton Books in Order by Publication is a uniquely enjoyable series of fun and heartwarming stories. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance novels with a historical twist that will keep you guessing until the end!
Bridgerton Books in Chronological Order
- Because of Miss Bridgerton
- The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband
- The Other Miss Bridgerton
- First Comes Scandal
- 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
- On the Way to the Wedding
- Happily Ever After
An Overview of Bridgerton Books in Order
1. The Duke and I (2000)
This is the first of the Bridgerton books in order and features a young, married lady who should be friendly but not too friendly. Daphne Bridgerton has never been able to master the former. Everyone loves Daphne Bridgerton for her kindness, wit, and humor. However, no one wants her.
Simon Basset, Duke Of Hastings, does not share the characteristic of amiability. He recently returned from overseas and wants to avoid marriage and society. Simon can stop the mamas from displaying their daughters in front of him by agreeing to a fake courtship with Daphne. Daphne will, in the meantime, see her prospects and reputation soar. The Duke and I is an interesting book to read!
2. The Viscount Who Loved Me (2000)
This time, the gossip columnists are wrong. Anthony Bridgerton has decided to marry; he has even selected a wife! But Kate Sheffield, the older sister of his intended, is the only thing that stands in his way. Anthony is driven mad by the spirited schemer, Kate Sheffield, who wants to stop the marriage. Kate’s memory keeps haunting him and creating erotic dreams.
3. An Offer from a Gentleman (2001)
Sophie Beckett had no idea she would be able to sneak in Lady Bridgerton’s famous masquerade ball. Sophie Beckett, the daughter of an earl but a servant to her disgraceful stepmother. She now feels like royalty, thanks to Benedict Bridgerton’s strong arms.
She knows that all enchantments must come to an end at midnight. Who was this extraordinary woman? Since that night of magic, Benedict has been vowing to marry his mystery woman. Read on as the mystery unfolds.
4. Romancing Mister Bridgerton (2002)
Penelope Featherington secretly loved her best friend’s brother since, well, forever. She thinks she has a complete picture of Colin Bridgerton, but then she discovers his deepest secrets and fears that she doesn’t know him. After a long trip, Colin Bridgerton finds that nothing is the same in his life, especially Penelope Featherington.
5. To Sir Phillip, With Love (2003)
Phillip knew Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he proposed to her assuming she would be homely and desperate for a marriage proposal. But she was not. Now he wants more than anything to kiss the beautiful woman on his doorstep, even though she was not quiet.
He thought she was crazy. Eloise Bridgerton could not marry a man she hadn’t met! Then she began to think.
6. When He Was Wicked (2004)
Every life has a turning point. Michael Stirling, London’s most notorious rake, had that moment when he first saw Francesca Bridgerton. After a lifetime of following women, he looked at Francesca Bridgerton once and fell in love with her so quickly and deeply that it was hard to believe he could still stand.
Michael was disappointed to learn that Francesca Bridgerton would remain a Bridgerton for just thirty-six more hours.
7. It’s In His Kiss (2005)
Gareth St. Clair finds himself in a tight spot. His father hates him and is determined to ruin his inheritance by beggaring the St. Clair estates. Gareth has left only one bequest: an old family diary. It may or not contain his secrets. It’s written in Italian, and Gareth doesn’t speak a word of it.
Hyacinth Bridgerton finds Gareth’s every word a dare and offers to translate his diary. They discover the secrets to their answers are not in Gareth’s diary but in each other as they dig deeper into the text.
8. On the Way to the Wedding (2006)
Gregory Bridgerton believes that true love is possible on the way to the wedding, unlike many men he knows. He is certain that he will be able to tell in an instant if he meets the woman of his dreams. That is exactly what happened. But she wasn’t the one. The gorgeous Miss Hermione is actually in love with another man.
9. Happily Ever After (2013)
Julia Quinn presents eight funny, heartwarming, and touching “2nd Epilogues”, plus a bonus story featuring Violet Bridgerton, the wise and witty Matriarch; happily Ever After is full of great fun, so get to know the Bridgertons again. In The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn, we get an inside look at what happens after happily ever after
The Bridgerton Prequel Series
10. Because of Miss Bridgerton (2016)
Everyone knows that Billie Bridgerton will marry one of the Rakesby siblings. Both families have been neighbors for centuries. Billie, a tomboyish child, ran wild with Edwards and Andrews as a child. One of them would make the perfect husband…one day.
Sometimes, you can fall in love with the exact person you want. Although he may be the oldest and heir to the earldom, she is certain that he hates her. This is a good thing because she cannot stand seeing him.
But, sometimes, fate can be funny. Billie and George become one another, sparking a new kind of love. When these long-standing adversaries finally get together, they may discover that the only person they can live with is their one true love.
11. The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (2017)
Cecilia Harcourt, a young orphan, is faced with two choices. She can either live with her aunt Cecilia or marry her cousin Thomas. She chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic to bring her brother to his health.
After a week of searching, she doesn’t find her brother, but Edward Rokesby, his best friend. Cecilia promises to save the soldier’s life even if it means lying to him. Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself completely to the man she loves. Edward might have some surprises for Mrs. Rokesby if the truth is out.
12. The Other Miss Bridgerton (2018)
She was wrong. Poppy Bridgerton is fiercely independent and adventuresome. She will only marry a man who shares her interests and intellect.
Unfortunately, none of her London season fools qualify. Poppy discovers a cave that houses smugglers while visiting a friend along the Dorset coast. However, her joy soon becomes dismayed when she is kidnapped by two pirates and taken aboard a ship. She was left bound and gagged in the captain’s bed.
He found her in the wrong place. Although he is a reckless privateer and rascal, Captain Andrew James Rokesby transports vital documents and goods for the British government. He sets sail for Portugal on a very urgent voyage and is stunned to discover a waiting-woman in his cabin.
His imagination seems to be getting the best of him. Of course, he does not imagine her, but she is real, and he owes the Crown duty to him.
Are two wrongs the best? Andrew discovers she is a Bridgerton, and he realizes he must marry her to avoid scandal. Poppy, however, has no idea that he is the son of an earl and a neighbor to her Kent aristocratic cousins.
Their war of words quickly turns to intoxicating passion on the high seas. Will Andrew’s secret be revealed? Will his declaration of love win her heart?
13. First Comes Scandal (2020)
Two options were offered to her. Georgiana Bridgerton doesn’t oppose the idea of marriage. She just thought that she would have some input in the matter. However, after being abducted for her dowry, Georgie’s reputation is in jeopardy. She has two choices: marry the rogue who ruined her life or live as a spinster.
Nicholas Rokesby, the fourth child of an earl, is ready to chart his path. He lives in Edinburgh and is close to finishing his medical studies. But, unfortunately, he doesn’t have the time or interest to find a wife. So he is shocked to learn that Georgie Bridgerton, his literal girl-next-door, is facing financial ruin.
Although it wasn’t the most romantic proposal, Nicholas didn’t think she would say no. Georgie isn’t willing to sacrifice for anyone, and they couldn’t think of themselves as more than childhood best friends.
They discover a new twist on the old rhyme as they embark on their unconventional courtship. First, there’s a scandal. Then comes marriage. Then comes love.
Final Thoughts on Bridgerton Books in Order
The Bridgerton series is a must-read for anyone who loves to read about the regency period. It’s filled with witty banter, drama, and dashing heroes that are sure to have you hooked from page one!
If you’re looking for an epic romance novel series or want something new to get lost in this summer, be sure to check out the Bridgerton books in order. Have any of these titles been on your radar? Let us know what other book recommendations we can add next time!
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