Julia Quinn Books – Fantastic Historical Romance

So you’ve finished Bridgerton and you’re looking for another book series to lose yourself in? Well you’re in luck! The amazing Julia Quinn didn’t just write Bridgerton. She’s got a bunch of other splendid novels that will fill the hole in your heart. So, check out all of the Julia Quinn books right now.

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About Julia Quinn

Julia Quinn is the New York Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton novels (amongst many other historical romance novels). Her books have been translated into 41 languages, she has been awarded the prestigious RITA award and she has also been inducted into the Romance Writers Of America Hall Of Fame. She currently lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest. Check out everything you need to know about Julia Quinn’s books here!

Julia Quinn Books In Order

The Splendid Trilogy

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Book 1 – Splendid

American heiress Emma Dunster has always been fun-loving and independent with no wish to settle into marriage. She plans to enjoy her Season in London in more unconventional ways than husband-hunting. But this time Emma’s high-jinks lead her into dangerous temptation.

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Book 2 – Dancing At Midnight

Lady Arabella Blydon has both beauty and a brain, and she’s tired of men. When a suitor tells Arabella he’s willing to overlook her appalling bluestocking tendencies on account of her looks and fortune, she decides to take a break from the Marriage Mart. During an extended stay in the country, she never expects to meet Lord John Blackwood, a wounded war hero who intrigues her like no other man.

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Book 3 – Minx

It takes a minx to tempt a rogue. And the beautiful and feisty Henrietta Barrett has never followed the dictates of society. She manages her elderly guardian′s estate, prefers to wear breeches rather than dresses, and answers to the unlikely name of Henry. But when her guardian passes away, her beloved home falls into the hands of a distant cousin.

Lyndon Sisters


Book 1 – Everything And The Moon

It was indisputably love at first sight. But Victoria Lyndon was merely the teenaged daughter of a vicar, while Robert Kemble was the dashing young earl of Macclesfield. So it most certainly was for the best when their plans to elope went hopelessly awry. But even after a seven-year separation, Victoria still leaves Robert breathless.


Book 2 – Brighter Than The Sun

Charles Wycombe, the dashing and incorrigible Earl of Billington, toppled out of a tree and landed at Ellie’s feet. So Charles must find a bride before his thirtieth birthday or he’ll lose his fortune. And Ellie needs a husband or her father’s odious fiancée will choose one for her. So they agree to wed.

Agents Of The Crown


Book 1 – To Catch an Heiress

When Caroline Trent is kidnapped by Blake Ravenscroft, she doesn’t even try to elude this dangerously handsome agent of the crown. Blake believes she’s a notorious spy named Carlotta De Leon. But for six weeks until her twenty-first birthday, hiding out in the titillating company of a mysterious captor is awfully convenient – and maybe just a little romantic, too.


Book 2 – How to Marry a Marquis

When Elizabeth Hotchkiss stumbles upon a copy of How to Marry a Marquis in her employer’s library, she’s convinced someone is playing a cruel joke. With three younger siblings to support, she knows she has to marry for money. But who might have guessed how desperate she’s become? Although a guidebook to seduction might be just the thing she needs.

Bridgerton Series

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Book 1 – The Duke And I

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 as for Daphne, surely she will attract some worthy suitors now that it seems the duke has declared her desirable. And yet, despite their courtship being a sham, somehow Daphne is falling for the dashing duke.

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Book 2 – The Viscount Who Loved Me

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 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. And Kate fears that her own heart is vulnerable to the most wicked rogue’s charms.

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Book 3 – An Offer From a Gentleman

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 now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows it all must end when the clock strikes midnight.


Book 4 – Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for what feels like 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 and fears that she doesn’t know him at all.


Book 5 – To Sir Phillip, With Love

Moody and ill-mannered, but handsome Sir Phillip knew that Elise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he’d proposed figuring that she’d be homely and unassuming, and desperate for an offer of marriage. But he was wrong. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her.

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Book 6 – When He Was Wicked

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. After a lifetime of chasing women or being chased, he took one look at Francesca and fell so fast and hard in love that it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately, their meeting was a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.


Book 7 – It’s In His Kiss

Gareth St. Clair is in a bind. His father, who detests him, is determined to beggar the St. Clair estates and ruin his inheritance. Gareth’s sole bequest is in an old family diary. Written in Italian, of which Gareth speaks not a word. Luckily, he comes into contact with Hyacinth Bridgerton, who offers to translate the diary – even if her Italian is slightly less than perfect.

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Book 8 – On The Way To The Wedding

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. And that is exactly what happened. Except Miss Hermione Watson is in love with another. But her best friend Lucy wants to save Hermione from a disastrous alliance, so she offers to help Gregory win her over. But in the process, Lucy finds herself falling for Gregory herself.

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Novella – The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After includes 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.

Two Dukes of Wyndham Series

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Book 1 – The Lost Duke of Wyndham

Jack Audley has been a highwayman. A soldier. And he has always been a rogue. What he is not, and never wanted to be, is a peer of the realm. But when he is recognized as the long-lost son of the House of Wyndham, his carefree life is over. And if his birth proves to be legitimate, then he will find himself with the one title he never wanted: Duke of Wyndham.


Book 2 – Mr. Cavendish, I Presume

Amelia Willoughby has been engaged to the Duke of Wyndham for as long as she can remember. Literally. A mere six months old when the contracts were signed, she has spent the rest of her life waiting. And waiting. And waiting for Thomas Cavendish, the oh-so-lofty duke, to finally get around to marrying her. But as she watches him from afar, she has a sneaking suspicion that he never thinks about her at all.

Bevelstoke Series

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Book 1 – The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

2 March 1810 . . . Today, I fell in love.

At the age of ten, Miranda Cheever showed no signs of Great Beauty. And even at ten, Miranda learned to accept the expectations society held for her. Until the afternoon when Nigel Bevelstoke, the handsome and dashing Viscount Turner, solemnly kissed her hand and promised her that one day she would be as beautiful as she already was smart. And even at ten, Miranda knew she would love him forever.


Book 2 – What Happens In London

Olivia Bevelstoke, the only daughter of the Earl of Rudland, is beautiful, wealthy, twenty-one and unmarried, making her the subject of much gossip. But Olivia isn’t stuck up, and neither is she a hopeless romantic. However she is waiting for something – or someone. Enter Sir Harry Valentine, her intriguing new neighbour.


Book 3 – Ten Things I Love About You

Sebastian Grey is in limbo. He is the heir presumptive to the Earl of Newbury. Unless the current earl, a widower, can find a bride who will bear him a son. Newbury is in his sixties and somewhat portly, but as an earl he’s considered quite a catch. Sebastian, on the other hand, is twenty-nine and devilishly handsome, but in no hurry to find a wife.

Smythe-Smith Quartet

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Book 1 – Just Like Heaven

The dazzling first installment of a delightful quartet of Regency Era-set tales featuring the romantic exploits of the well-meaning but less-than-accomplished Smythe-Smith musicians. In this case, a beautiful violinist in the pitiful group has her sights set on marrying the last unwed Bridgerton. Unless her handsome, love-struck guardian has anything to say about it.

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Book 2 – A Night Like This

Anne Wynter’s job as governess to three highborn young ladies can be a challenge. In a single week she finds herself hiding in a closet full of tubas, playing an evil queen in a play and tending to the wounds of the oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodging unwanted advances, he’s the first man who has truly tempted her.

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Book 3 – The Sum of All Kisses

Hugh Prentice has never had patience for dramatic females, and if Lady Sarah Pleinsworth has ever been acquainted with the words shy or retiring, she’s long since tossed them out the window. Besides, a reckless duel has left this brilliant mathematician with a ruined leg, and now he could never court a woman like Sarah, much less dream of marrying her.


Book 4 – The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy

He knows he can’t be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family’s infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She’s the type of girl you don’t notice until the second-or third-look, but there’s something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she’s the one.

The Rokesbys (Bridgerton Prequels)

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Book 1 – Because of Miss Bridgerton

A generation before the Bridgertons, there were the Rokesbys . . .

Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers, and she’s not opposed: their families have been neighbours for centuries. There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate: George. He may be the eldest, and heir to the earldom, but he’s arrogant, annoying and she’s certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can’t stand the sight of him, either.


Book 2 – The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband

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 she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby.


Book 3 – The Other Miss Bridgerton

Poppy Bridgerton may be fiercely independent and adventurous. But even she was not prepared to be kidnapped by pirates from the Dorset coast. And despite his reputation as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby is stunned to find Poppy tied up and waiting for him in his cabin.


Book 4 – First Comes Scandal

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.

Lady Whistledown


The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

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!


Lady Whistledown Strikes Back

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!

Graphic Novel

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Miss Butterworth And The Mad Baron

Cruelly separated from her beloved mother and grandmother, Miss Priscilla Butterworth is sent to live with a callous aunt. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What order should I read Julia Quinn’s books?

The Splendid Trilogy
1. Dancing at Midnight (1994)
2. Splendid (1995)
3. Minx (1996)

Lyndon Sisters Series
1. Everything and the Moon (1997)
2. Brighter Than the Sun (1997)

Agents of the Crown Series
1. To Catch an Heiress (1998)
2. How to Marry a Marquis (1999)

Bridgerton Series
1. The Duke and I (2000)
2. The Viscount Who Loved Me (2000)
3. An Offer from a Gentleman (2001)
4. Romancing Mister Bridgerton (2002)
5. To Sir Phillip, With Love (2003)
6. When He Was Wicked (2004)
7. It’s in His Kiss (2005)
8. On the Way to the Wedding (2006)
9. Happily Ever After (2013)

Rokesbys Series (Bridgerton Prequels)
1. Because of Miss Bridgerton (2016)
2. The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (2017)
3. The Other Miss Bridgerton (2018)
4. First Comes Scandal (2020)

Bevelstoke Series
1. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (2007)
2. What Happens in London (2009)
3. Ten Things I Love About You (2010)

Two Dukes of Wyndham Series
1. The Lost Duke of Wyndham (2008)
2. Mr. Cavendish, I Presume (2008)

Smythe-Smith Quartet Series
1. Just Like Heaven (2011)
2. A Night Like This (2012)
3. The Sum of All Kisses (2013)
4. The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy (2015)

Lady Whistledown Series
1. The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown (2003)
2. Lady Whistledown Strikes Back (2004)

Graphic Novel
1. Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron (2021)

How many Bridgerton books has Julia Quinn written?

Julia Quinn has written 8 Bridgerton books and one novella. The are also four Bridgerton prequels, as well as two Lady Whistledown books.

The following is the reading order for the main Bridgerton books:

  1. The Duke And I
  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me
  3. An Offer From a Gentleman
  4. Romancing Mister Bridgerton
  5. To Sir Phillip, With Love
  6. When He Was Wicked
  7. It’s In His Kiss
  8. On The Way To The Wedding
  9. The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After (Novella)

The following is the reading order for the Bridgerton prequels:

  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 reading order:

  1. The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown
  2. Lady Whistledown Strikes Back

What is Julia Quinn’s most popular book?

Julia Quinn’s most popular book series is the Bridgerton series, which has gained worldwide attention following the release of the hit Netflix show, Bridgerton.

Is Julia Quinn writing more Bridgerton books?

The door is still open to Julia Quinn writing more Bridgerton books. As Julia Quinn herself responded when asked about the possibility of more Bridgerton books, “I’m thinking about it. The door is never shut.”

Will there be a Bridgerton book 10?

The door is still open to the possibility of a Bridgerton book 10. As Julia Quinn herself responded when asked about the possibility of more Bridgerton books, “I’m thinking about it. The door is never shut.”

Is there a Violet Bridgerton book?

Yes, there is a Violet Bridgerton book. Violet’s story is in the book The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After. The book includes 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.

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