5 Book Series to Read While You Wait for Season 2 of Bridgerton

Happy Bridgerton month! We’re officially a few weeks away from the premiere of season 2 of Netflix’s smash hit Bridgerton, and I am so excited.

And I’m even more excited for season 2 as The Viscount Who Loved Me is tied with When He Was Wicked as my favorite book from the series.

If you’ve already read all the Bridgerton books and are looking for some other historical romances to check out, here are a few series centered on a central family (or two!) that might hit the spot:

Love by Numbers Series by Sarah MacLean

Love by Numbers by Sarah MacLean books

This three-book series is Sarah MacLean‘s first adult historical romance series and it also happens to be one of the first historical romance series I read. They’re great for people just getting into the historical romance genre and focus on the three St. John siblings.

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is probably my favorite as it follows Gabriel St. John, the Marquess of Ralston, a notorious rake, who ends up helping overlooked Lady Calpurnia Hartwell take a walk on the wild side. I adore this book so much and continue to come back to it again and again.

The Wallflowers Series by Lisa Kleypas

The Wallflower series is the only series on this list that doesn’t follow one set family, though we do get two books featuring the Bowman sisters. Honestly, Lisa Kleypas’ The Hathaways series is probably a better fit for this list, but I’ve really read the first book so I’m not sure if can fully recommend it.

However, the Wallflowers series does give off very similar vibes to Bridgerton and is a classic in the historical romance space. I think the rounders in knickers scene can also give Bridgerton’s Pall Mall mallet of death scene a run for its money in iconic historical romance scenes.

All four books in this series are beloved, and my personal favorite is book two, It Happened One Autumn. Marcus, Lord Westcliffe, and Lillian Bowman give off very similar vibes to Kate and Anthony as both are enemies to lovers and have a very stuffy proper hero.

The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series by Eloisa James

I still have to read the last two books in the Wildes of Lindow Castle Series by Eloisa James, but the Wildes are a fascinating family. Plus, they have a castle! If you like Bridgerton, but want to read a historical romance set in the Georgian period (1714-1830) aka pre-Regency, than this is for you.

I’ve loved every book in this series so far. If Eloise from the Bridgerton show is your favorite, you might like Say No to the Duke as Lady Betsy Wilde has a bit of a wild, independent streak to her that I think would resonate.

Pennyroyal Green Series by Julie Anne Long

Pennyroyal Green books 1-5 by Julie Anne Long

The Pennyroyal Green series by Julie Anne Long has two central families – the Redmonds and the Everseas – with a lot of history between them. With 11 books in the series, it is sure to keep you busy for a while!

I’ve only read the first four books in it, but I’ve adored them. Like No Other Lover is perfect for fans waiting to see Kate and Anthony’s story come to life on screen as Cynthia and Miles have a similar attraction that simmers below the surface that cannot be denied no matter how hard they try.

Pennyroyal Green books 6-11 by Julie Anne Long

Sins for All Seasons Series by Lorraine Heath

Sins for All Seasons books by Lorraine Heath

While not related by blood, the Trewloves in Lorraine Heath‘s Sins for All Seasons series are a family that cares deeply for each other. Set in the Victorian era, the Trewloves are all illegitimate children handed over to a baby farmer who decided to raise the children as her own.

When a Duke Loves a Woman and The Earl Takes a Fancy are two of my favorites in the series. Both have strong female characters who run their own business – Gillie in When a Duke Loves a Woman runs her own tavern and Fancy in The Earl Takes a Fancy runs her own bookshop.

If you love the familial relationships and bonds between the Bridgerton series, a Sins for All Seasons series will be the perfect fit for you as these siblings have each other’s back no matter what and have a bond that cannot be broken.

Hope this gives you a few ideas of some series to pick up if you love Netflix’s Bridgerton or want to check out more historical romance novels!

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