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The Bridgerton book series by Julia Quinn: where to buy the entire collection of novels & what’s next for all the characters

The Bridgerton book series by Julia Quinn – which takes place in the Regency era in London – is a wildly popular series that follows the eight affluent Bridgerton siblings as they search for love and marriage. So, it wasn’t a surprise when Netflix unveiled that there was to be Shonda Rhimes-produced show based on the books. Nor was it a surprise when it became an instant smash hit, reaching 63 million households in its first four weeks.

Does the Bridgerton series follow the books?

Season one, like the first novel, centred on Daphne Bridgerton’s burgeoning romance with Simon, the Duke of Hastings, while the newly-released Bridgerton series two follows older brother Anthony Bridgerton as he navigates his complicated love/hate relationship with new leading lady, Kate Sharma.

If more seasons come — which they almost definitely will — they’ll line up with the Bridgerton book series, with each focuses on a different sibling. Since season two hones in on Anthony Bridgerton, the focus of the second novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me, season three would see Benedict Bridgerton the star of the show, and a hypothetical season four, Penelope Featherington. Yep, the “Will they or won’t they?” relationship between her and Colin Bridgerton will finally get airtime. 

Are there 8 Bridgerton books?

Kind of. Set between 1813 and 1827, the Bridgerton book series is a collection of eight main novels, which is tell the story of one of the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth. There’s then The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After (2013), which contains a series of epilogues that take place after the original eight books.

What order should I read the Bridgerton books? Below, a brief look into each novel in the Bridgerton book series — and where to buy them.

You’ve already seen this story come to life on Netflix: Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) is looking to up her desirability on the marriage market, and Simon (Regé-Jean Page) wants the world to think he’s taken. So these two pretend to be in relationship so suitors find Daphne more interesting and singles back off Simon. The only problem? A real romance starts to develop between the two — and drama ensues.

In this novel, Anthony Bridgerton has finally chosen a wife to marry, but there’s one obstacle in his way: Kate, his fiancée’s older sister, who’s determined to not let this union happen. Kate isn’t charmed by former playboy Anthony and thinks he’ll make a downright horrible husband. What happens, then, when sparks fly between the two?