Martha Waters is a librarian and author of the Regency Vows series. Find her on Instagram at @marthabwaters.
It’s been a year since the last season of Bridgerton dropped, and fans—myself included!—are tapping their feet with increasing impatience, waiting for the next eight episodes of Regency-era scandal, steam, and—of course—true love. If you’ve done a deep dive into Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton backlist and are looking to branch out into other historical romances to tide you over, you’re in luck: the genre is one of incredible richness, depth, and diversity, and there are plenty of options for readers of all tastes. My new book, To Swoon and to Spar, takes place on a remote seaside cliff in Cornwall, as an intrepid heroine stages an elaborate haunting in an effort to scare away her unwanted husband and get some much-needed peace and quiet, and it’s a perfect read for Bridgerton fans looking for snappy banter (and a steamy scene or two!)—but it’s merely one of countless historical romances to choose from. I’ve rounded up a list of seven titles to get you started—and perhaps by the time you’re done reading them all, Season 3 will have arrived!