If You Liked 'Bridgerton'...

By Skokie Staff Advisory Services

You may like these books and movies that are similar to the hit Netflix series.

  • Ana María and the Fox: A Luna Sisters Novel

    2023 by De la Rosa, Liana

    A thoroughly enjoyable, slow-burn historical romance featuring the French occupation of Mexico. I loved how this novel not only addressed social concerns, but also how Gideon and Ana María had to present themselves in Victorian society as people of color. Suggested by Rummanah.

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  • Infamous

    2023 by Croucher, Lex

    A Regency era sapphic romance with a friends-to-lovers trope unfolding during an exclusive country house party. Come for the witty engagement and stay for the swoony happily ever after. Suggested by Sharon.

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  • Mr. Malcolm's List


    A light and fun regency romance. Think of this as the PG version of Bridgerton meets Jane Austen. Suggested by Rummanah.

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  • The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen

    2023 by Charles, KJ

    A Regency romance that is a bit more gritty and suspenseful than the cover might suggest. If you liked all the secrecy, drama, and banter in Bridgerton, this book will be just as entertaining. Suggested by Elise.

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  • A Princess in Theory

    2018 by Cole, Alyssa

    File under "Bridgerton adjacent for modern times." This is the first installment in the delightful Reluctant Royals series. It has steamy scenes, well-rounded characters, witty dialogue, and rom-com meet-cutes. The author hits all the right marks to keep readers turning the page. Suggested by Sharon.

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  • Don't Want You Like a Best Friend

    2024 by Alban, Emma R.

    A delightful queer historical romance debut in which two debutantes distract themselves from having to seek husbands by setting up their widowed parents, and instead find their perfect match in each other. Suggested by Rummanah.

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  • Sanditon


    If you’re looking for a period piece with romantic entanglements and secrets aplenty, try this PBS TV series based on an unfinished novel by Jane Austen. True, it doesn’t have the steamy love scenes like Bridgerton, but the actors do have appreciable on-screen chemistry. Suggested by Sharon.

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  • Bride & Prejudice


    If you love "Bridgerton" for its unabashed popcorn escapism, you might want to check out this colorful adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice" by way of 21st-century Bollywood. Loaded with beautiful people in possession of good fortunes, spirited dance sequences, and layovers in London and LA, this is pure kitsch that desperately wants to entertain! Suggested by Chris.

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  • A Lady for a Duke

    2022 by Hall, Alexis J.

    A sweeping historical queer romance set during the Regency era that has a transgender main character. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and would definitely visit this world again. Kudos to the author for incorporating not only some serious themes, but also so much joy. Suggested by Sharon.

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  • Love & Friendship


    Frenemies and lovely manners take center stage in this hilarious adaptation of Jane Austen's minor novel, Lady Susan. Suggested by Sharon.

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  • The Princess and the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    2023 by Muniz, Deya

    An utterly charming and sweet romance in which characters learn to live their truths, accept themselves, and go beyond society's limitations. You’ll be rooting for Lady Camembert and Princess Brie to find their happily ever after in this delightful graphic novel. Suggested by Rummanah and Brenna.

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  • Emma


    This new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic about a self-appointed matchmaker (played wonderfully by Anya Taylor-Joy) is thoroughly enjoyable. While the screenplay stays fairly close to the book, there are a few fresh takes here--small tonal shifts and some fleshing out of actions that emphasize character traits and direct the viewer's focus. Plus, you’ll love the creative costumes and fun production design. Suggested by Sharon.

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  • The Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke

    2017 by Dare, Tessa

    A steamy Regency romance in which seamstress Emma and the Duke of Ashbury find themselves in a marriage-of-convenience situation. Confident, independent Emma and the grumpy, brooding Duke soon find themselves falling for each other, and their witty banter has definite Bridgerton vibes. Suggested by Brenna.

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