As the release date for Bridgerton’s second season draws closer and closer, those who find the wait unbearable might decide to check out the books on which the show is based.
But if you’ve already read those and need a new way to make the wait feel just a little shorter, consider trying out another book by Bridgerton author Julia Quinn.
With a back catalog as vast as hers, it might be difficult to pinpoint where exactly to start, so we present this handy guide recommending eight Julia Quinn books to try based on your favorite Bridgerton story!
If You Liked The Duke and I: Try Just Like Heaven
It’s a tale as old as time: boy meets girl. Boy cannot be with girl because, among other reasons, she’s the younger sister of his best friend.
Readers saw this in The Duke and I and this delightful little tradition is carried on in Just Like Heaven, the first book in the Smythe-Smith Quartet.
If You Liked The Viscount Who Loved Me: Try The Other Miss Bridgerton
The Other Miss Bridgerton is focused on Poppy Bridgerton, a cousin of eventual Bridgerton patriarch Edmund, and Captain Andrew Rokesby, a privateer.
Poppy is in the wrong place at the wrong time, grabbed by Andrew’s men, and brought aboard the ship. Naturally, this is not a recipe for immediate friendship, but they have plenty of time to get there as the crew immediately sets sail for Portugal.
If You Liked An Offer From A Gentleman: Try A Night Like This
Of all the options, this connection is the most obvious. An Offer From A Gentleman is a Cinderella-type story, with an upstairs-downstairs romance between Sophie and Benedict.