11 Historical Romances To Read If You Loved "Bridgerton," Recommended By The Author Who Wrote It

    There are so many wonderful historical romances, it's hard to know where to start. Julia Quinn shares some of her favorites.

    Since her first novel, Splendid, hit the shelves in 1995, Julia Quinn has written 40 books — including New York Times bestseller The Duke and I, the first book in the Bridgerton series. Now, having been streamed in over 82 million households, its TV adaptation is the most-watched series in Netflix history. With Season 2 a ways away, we asked Quinn to recommend some historical romance reads to tide you over. Here are her personal favorites:

    1. The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne

    2. The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

    3. When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James

    4. Rebel by Beverly Jenkins

    5. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

    6. The Perils of Pleasure by Julie Anne Long

    7. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

    8. The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan

    9. The Devil in Disguise by Stefanie Sloane

    10. Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce

    11. What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston

    Start the Bridgerton series with book one, The Duke and I.