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Romancing the Regency, Bridgerton Style

Dearest Gentle Reader, it appears that the latest installment of the Bridgerton television series has set the ton abuzz with excitement—Burling-TON, that is.

So much so, in fact, that bibliophiles in our fine city are clamouring to read the novel that inspired much of this season’s tempestuous plot between Miss Penelope Featherington and Mr. Colin Bridgerton.

Reliable sources tell this author that more than 50 of you have requested a copy of Romancing Mister Bridgerton since Netflix dispensed its most recent masterpiece. You do love a passionate romance! What scandal.

Fear not, however, dear readers. I, unlike Lady Whistledown, would never reveal the names of those who seek to get their hands on this titillating tale.

While you quiver in anticipation of season four, might I suggest a frolic through the Library’s historical romance collection? You’ve plenty of time for reading whilst Shondaland crafts its next eight episodes.

See you in the stacks.

Yours truly, Lady Paperback

Get Fast Access to Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Watch, then read! Burlington Public Library is offering 100 extra digital loans of the Romancing Mister Bridgerton eBook and eAudiobook for BPL members. The copies will be released on OverDrive on June 21 and are distributed first come, first served to the first 100 BPL cardholders on the waitlist. To get your hands on one, log into your OverDrive account online or use OverDrive's Libby app. Once these 100 copies are borrowed, readers will once again have the option to join the waitlist for this title.

Looking for A Saucy Regency Read?

Branch out beyond Bridgerton with this list of regency romances selected by our expert staff. Take a romantic step back to a time of dashing dukes, devilish dandies, deadly duels, and dangerous liaisons with books by Bridgerton creator Julia Quinn, and authors Mary Balogh, Lisa Kleypas, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey, Jude Deveraux, Vanessa Riley, and of course, the doyen of Regency romance, Jane Austen.