Grab your tea and scones! We’re headed to the lavish drawing rooms and grand estates of Regency-era London with the dazzling Bridgerton book series. This romantic saga from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Julia Quinn follows the eight close-knit siblings of the influential Bridgerton family as they search for love, happiness and their “happily ever afters”. With its tantalizing slow-burn romances, witty banter, and gorgeous gowns, it’s no wonder Bridgerton books have enchanted millions of readers around the world – not to mention setting Netflix ablaze when it was adapted into a hit TV series. If you adore period dramas brimming with drama, this eight-book collection is sure to sweep you off your feet.
The best and most interesting Bridgerton Books at WHSmith
1. The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After
Happily Ever After: Can’t get enough of the charming Bridgertons and their happily-ever-afters? This enchanting compilation from the Bridgerton books gathers together delightful bonus epilogues and sneak peeks into the siblings’ futures after their trip down the aisle and subsequent “I dos”. Check back in with fan favourites like Daphne as she adjusts to married life and motherhood. Marvel at Anthony, the eldest Bridgerton sibling, as he embraces his unexpected domestic side. Enjoy Benedict’s artistic pursuits with Sophie, his unconventional lady love. Smile knowingly at Colin and Penelope’s sweet and abiding connection. Excite your imagination with what may lie ahead for the younger Bridgertons like Eloise, Francesca, and Gregory too.
2. Bridgerton: When He Was Wicked (Bridgertons Book 6)
Wickedly Romantic: Known scandalously among society as the “wicked” Bridgerton, Benedict is the family’s resident brooding artist. Although seemingly content as London’s most notorious bachelor, he meets his passionate equal in the unconventional Sophie. Despite her status as an earl’s illegitimate daughter, Benedict finds himself utterly drawn to Sophie against both their better judgments in Julia Quinn’s steamy sixth instalment. As their verbal sparring thrusts these reluctant allies together, forbidden temptations and an inescapable attraction ignite. But with jealousies, secrets and Sophie’s meddling benefactress Lady Danbury complicating matters, has Benedict finally found the lover to unlock his guarded heart?
3. Bridgerton: To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgertons Book 5): Inspiration for the Netflix Original Series Bridgerton: Eloise’s story
An Awakening Love: The bookish wallflower of the Bridgerton bunch, studious Eloise has sworn off marriage, intimacy and annoyingly handsome suitors in equal measure. However, in this poignant fifth Bridgerton story, she finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Sir Phillip, her best friend’s bereaved widower, while attending to the posthumous request that they wed. Still quietly grieving his beloved first wife and her enduring gift for tending his gardens, Sir Phillip remains a brooding yet devoted father struggling with loss. But with clever, patient Eloise by his side, this friendship blossoms into an awakening love which may heal old wounds.
4. Bridgerton: It’s In His Kiss (Bridgertons Book 7): Inspiration for the Netflix Original Series Bridgerton
A Kiss to Remember: As the youngest Bridgerton, Hyacinth’s tale from the Bridgerton books features her sharp wit plus a deliciously unexpected brush with scandal. After rescuing a besotted young lady on the street, Hyacinth accidentally finds herself in a compromising situation with the girl’s bothered older brother. But while the uptight Gareth St. Clair plays the part of the offended nobleman in public, behind closed doors simmer the beginnings of romance. As Hyacinth’s meddling sisters from the Bridgerton books try pushing these opposites-attract acquaintances together, the couple guards rising mutual affections. But when a case of mistaken identity introduces more chaos, Hyacinth must ultimately choose to preserve her sterling reputation or follow her heart to win a kiss to remember.
5. Bridgerton: The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons Book 2)
The Viscount Who Loved Me: As the captivating oldest sibling and head of the family since inheriting his father’s title, Anthony Bridgerton finally succumbs to love’s spell in this delightfully witty second novel from the Bridgerton books when he crosses verbal swords with Kate Sheffield. Sparks fly between the viscount and his opinionated equal as two strong, stubborn will clash on the marriage mart. But while Kate hopes to protect her beautiful half-sister Edwina from the catch of the season’s wandering eye, Anthony remains doggedly determined to avoid the turmoil of marrying for anything save duty. Yet amidst the social spectacle of balls, banter, and betrayal, this combative pair from the Bridgerton books soon discovers an inescapable attraction that will either lead to true love or future heartache.
6. Queen Charlotte: Before the Bridgertons came the love story that changed the ton…
Before the Ton: Shondaland’s dazzling historical prequel focuses on the opulent backstory of Queen Charlotte – prominent Bridgerton family friend, high society trendsetter, and actual British monarch. After leaving her German principality, young Charlotte arrives in England to wed the seemingly unbalanced King George III in an advantageous if awkward royal union. With both Charlotte and George concealing secrets and saddled with unique burdens, there is no fairy tale marriage. Yet Charlotte’s uncommon resolve transforms not just her difficult domestic sphere but high society itself as her influence elevates previously scorned groups like artists, Catholics, widows, and even the new-money Bridgertons. As Daphne and Anthony’s ancestors benefit directly from Charlotte’s enlightened patronage to then woo their happily-ever-afters, this sumptuous origin story from the Bridgerton books illustrates how one extraordinary woman made the Regency-era marriage mart possible for all.
7. The Bridgerton Collection: Books 1 – 4: Inspiration for the Netflix Original Series Bridgerton
The First Four: Can’t get enough of Daphne, Anthony, Benedict, and Colin’s romantic adventures? Indulge in this four-book Bridgerton collection chronicling how the four eldest siblings walk down the aisle in Julia Quinn’s first half of the Bridgerton books series. Peer behind the ballroom scenes as each book unveils a different Bridgerton, bridging the divide from attractive bachelor or bachelorette to happily wedded. Follow along as duty-driven Anthony yields to the viscountess of his dreams. Marvel as adventurous Benedict surrenders his heart to an earl’s endearing daughter. Delight in Colin’s courtship of lifelong friend Penelope. And thrill to meet Daphne as she transforms from an unassuming debutante to a duchess.
For passionate love stories to stir both your hearts and tear ducts, look no further than Julia Quinn’s beloved Bridgerton series at WHSmith. Lose yourself in all eight Bridgerton books spanning the iconic family to experience the laughter, tears, scandals, and delights for yourself. These are page-turning Regency romances from the Bridgerton books series you’ll want to revisit again and again – with or without your cup of Earl Grey. Indeed, once you step into the alluring world of the Bridgertons, you may never want to leave! For more information visit Neonpolice.