If you, like us, have seen the entirety of Bridgerton on Netflix all the way through and are asking yourself what’s next?, we have just the cure. Bookseller Olivia O. has compiled a delectable list of historical romance series to savor and swoooon over while we eagerly await Season 2
The Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn
This is the series that everyone’s new obsession is based on! 8 alphabetically-named siblings get their happily-ever-afters in Regency-era England. This series is a staple of the historical romance genre and is a great place to dive in; just like the show, it’s full of spicy romance and wonderful friendships and sibling dynamics.
The Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas
Four friends, deemed “wallflowers” and unnoticed by the men of the ton, make a pact to help one another find husbands. If Penelope and Eloise were your favorite characters in the Netflix series, this is the one for you!
Girl Meets Duke series by Tessa Dare
Like the Wallflowers series, this series follows a group of friends and their romantic adventures – and they all happen to fall in love with dukes (as one does). If the banter was your favorite part of Bridgerton, you will love Tessa Dare’s witty writing.
The Four Hundred series by Joanna Shupe
The American upper crust is the focus of this series, set in the Gilded Age in Manhattan. One cool part of this series is the wide variety of jobs the characters have; while we all love a good duke, the heroes and heroines of The Four Hundred are financiers, inventors, architects, and more!
The Loyal League series by Alyssa Cole
For those who prefer a little more espionage than ballrooms in their historical romances, the Loyal League follows characters during the American Civil War who are fighting for freedom. This series has a ton of action as well as great historical detail and swoon-worthy romance!
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