8 New and Upcoming Historical Romances to Fall For

Like you, we’re eagerly waiting for Netflix’s second season of Bridgerton–and to see even more of Anthony Bridgerton’s…story. With filming only rumored to have started, not even Lady Whistledown knows the release date yet.  But never fear!  Forever has you covered with this list of eight historical romances from our 2021 list.


Grace Burrowes is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several historical series so if you’re in the mood for a multi-title binge, you’ll want to add her to your list of go-to authors.  Her latest, How to Catch a Duke, is part of the Rogues to Riches series.


How to Survive a Scandal combines the marriage of convince and opposites attract tropes with a touch of snooty gossip from the ton for a “delightful Regency debut.” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review).  Samara is already working on a sequel to be published early next year.


Bethany Bennett is back with another “delightful regency that does not disappoint!” (Publishers Weekly, Starred Review). In her second novel, Bethany tackles the woman in pants trope for a romance that is as sweet as it is steamy.  Readers of her debut, Any Rogue Will Do, will also appreciate a guest appearance by Ethan and Lottie–this time in a supporting role.



Not the Kind of Earl You Marry is another debut that’s getting a lot of attention.  Publishers Weekly says, “This charming novel positions positions Pembrooke as an author to watch” and we heartily agree.  From the English countryside to London’s aristocratic society balls, this slow-burn romance is simply wonderful.


A Duke Worth Fighting For is the third installment of Christina Britton’s Isle of Synne series.  If you’ve read A Good Duke is Hard to Find and Someday My Duke Will Come, you’re already looking forward to August.  And if you haven’t read them, you might even have the advantage of settling in for a late-summer-three-book-binge-read with three sexy dukes.


Looking ahead to the fall, bestselling author Erica Ridley returns to her Wild Wynchesters with a second book–The Perks of Loving a Wallflower.  This story focuses on Thomasina, better known as Tommy, who readers met in The Duke Heist.  An undercover assignment ads a layer of intrigue to this page-turning series.


We’ve been waiting for book two in Manda Collins’ “Lady’s Guide” series since turning the last page of A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem last November!  If Jane Austen co-hosted My Favorite Murder you might end up with something similar to the dialogue that flashes between the characters.   This mash-up of Victorian mystery and historical romance is a must-read for fans of both genres.


Emily Sullivan made her debut earlier this year with A Rogue to Remember, and it’s a treat to have a second book out in December.  There’s some serious 007-style spy action in this series, so if you love a bit of mystery with your romance, update your TBR ASAP.