The Bridgertons by Julia Quinn

Heat Rating: 🔥🔥 Steamy

Oh. My. God! Aaaaaaaah!


That was me ^ fangirling it up after seeing the teaser trailer for Netflix’s new Bridgerton series based on one of the best historical romance series I’ve ever read – of the same name – written by none other than The Julia Quinn and definitely my best Christmas present ever! Since it’s releasing – you guessed it – December 25, 2020 and I am eagerly anticipating one Very Happy Holiday.

Comprising 8 books, this series was a love affair I embarked on as a reader with an entire family of regency era ladies and gentlemen and with the infamous Lady Whistledown (who is being voiced by the classy Julie Andrews – so perfect!)

– Taking a moment to fangirl again
… (Mental Happy Dance)
… (Literal Happy Dance)
… (Stitch from Happy Dance)
Okay… (Calming Down)
Done.. (Calming Down)
Onwards (Calm) –

I’ve read every book within Quinn’s extended Bridgerton universe and almost went crazy awaiting her second-epilogue style collection to the series published a few years ago titled Bridgertons: Happily Ever After.

I first discovered this series at this amazing corner book store and lending library where I spent almost a decade reading in the aisles – feeding my ever growing book addiction and finding what would become the gems of my book collection and many of the authors who I follow to this day.

If you have never been introduced to the Bridgertons, then please grant me the immense pleasure of enlightening you –

In the regency era, if you had so many children that you needed a simple way to remember their names (especially as contraception was not the done thing, the couple in question – Violet and Edmund Bridgerton – were terribly busy between the sheets and apparently alarmingly fertile) – there was naught for it save – name them in alphabetical order. So were born the monikers of our heroes and heroines of the Bridgerton line:

Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth

• The Duke and I

Daphne and Simon’s romance ushers in the world of the quirky and witty Bridgerton siblings with the touch of a dashing rogue Duke, a taste of some words of Whistledown and a delightful fake to real-life love affair all mixed in.

• The Viscount Who Loved Me

Anthony and Kate’s story was a wickedly funny taming-of-the-shrew style love affair for the ages. Although not the first book in the series, it was the first of the Bridgerton novels that I read and well… what can I say – I completely fell in love… These two will always be my favorite.

• An Offer From a Gentleman

Benedict and Sophie fell in love in their very own Once-upon-a-Cinderella story. It was actually one of the last of the Bridgerton novels I read as it took me some hunting to find it but it was one of the most adorable of them all.

• Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Colin and Penelope Featherington had a love-affair after my own heart – a friends to lovers – fell in love with my best friend’s brother – romance with a great splash of Whistledown thrown in – in other words – it was perfect!

• To Sir Phillip With Love

Eloise and Sir Phillip’s love-letter affair was thoroughly sweet and sober until the entrance of Phillip’s rambunctious and awesome children who stole the spotlight and made this sweet love story a thoroughly comical ride.

• When He Was Wicked

Francesca Stirling née Bridgerton loved and lost only to find love come calling again with a second chance named Michael and a new love story that was as poignant as it was heart-racing.

• It’s In His Kiss

Gareth and Hyacinth’s love story is the smart romance of the regency era – no love at first sight here but rather a witty rollicking meeting of the minds.

• On The Way To The Wedding

Gregory and Lucinda’s love affair with notes of Cyrano-de-Bergerac style closes out the Bridgerton sibling family tree in its usual comedic grand romance epic for the ages.

• The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

The perfect ending you always wanted for every Bridgerton couple gets an upgrade with just a little bit more HEA and a deeper look at the Bridgerton matriarch with a new novella: Violet in Bloom

And if like me, you still want more, the Bridgerton extended universe –

The Smythe-Smith Quartet

• Just Like Heaven

The Whistledown Novellas

• The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

• Lady Whistledown Strikes Back

The Rokesbys (Bridgerton Prequels)

• Because of Miss Bridgerton (#1)

• The Other Miss Bridgerton (#3)

• First Comes Scandal (#4)

A Bridgerton Comic Extra

Just for the ‘extra’ laughs!

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