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The Duke and I

The Duke and I Audiobook is on sale for $14.99

No idea when this sale ends. Also, Google Play has several JQ titles marked down!

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Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Romancing Mister Bridgerton Audiobook is on sale for $14.99

For a limited time (currently only at Chirp and Google Play).

Geographical/vendor restrictions may apply

Over 45 Million Views For Bridgerton Season 3 Debut

May 30, 2024

Bridgerton Season 3 has broken its own Netflix records! Season 3 Has Biggest Debut Weekend in Series History, Hitting 45.1 Million Views. Just how big was this biggest debut? According to Variety, for Season 3’s first week, the show in the second slot saw only 20% of Bridgerton’s numbers. For week #2, it’s still the number one TV show, with Bridgerton Season 1 at #2 and Season 2 at #4! Part Two starts streaming on June 13.

Eagle-eyed readers will have delighted at Season 3 referencing the story of Penelope‘s hat landing Colin in the mud (10 minutes into Episode 2). If you haven’t yet read Romancing Mister Bridgerton, you’re in immediate gratification luck — that very scene (considerably more than the few lines from the show) is right at the beginning of the excerpt. Or just jump to all the ordering links, choose your preferred format (ebook, print, or audio), and get your very own copy. You can also order Romancing Mister Bridgerton—or any book— autographed by JQ.

NEW MERCH! Please browse the newest additions to JQ’s Bridgerton Merch page. We’re adding to it all the time. Bridgerton collabs (tea, anyone?) are always a lovely complement to whichever JQ book you’re currently reading. Or perhaps do a jigsaw puzzle (that arrives in an autographed box) while you’re listening to a JQ audiobook?

EVEN MORE! Take a deep dive into’s dedicated hub where the books and the shows come together. Or how about a peek into when JQ created the Lady Whistledown character. Enjoy!

Season 3 is now Streaming on Netflix, plus JQ on the Red Carpet, New Merch, and More!

May 16, 2024

It’s #Polin time! Episodes 1-4 are NOW STREAMING! And don’t miss’s special hub where the books and the shows come together.

The Premiere ~ Cast, Crew, and JQ! The red carpet at the Season 3 Premiere Gala was livecast on Shondaland’s youtube channel. JQ gets seen in the background around 1:14, and then again for the group photo at the end:

JQ posted so many wonderful photos of the premiere on both her Instagram and Facebook feeds and stories. Are you following her there?

Have you read Romancing Mister Bridgerton? Start the original #Polin story with this link for the Prologue and Chapter One. Continue reading immediately via ebook or audio, or pick your favorite format of print, available in two covers: the Netflix tie-in with the #Polin actors on the cover, or without the actors (and featuring Penelope’s infamous yellow gown).

Don’t forget to check JQ’s events calendar, sales page, and merch page. These three pages are always being updated. JQ has a library event this weekend in SoCal with booksigning, more than four JQ titles are currently on sale, and newly added merch include collabs with Lush, Maxbone, Maison Ladurée, Kiko Milano, and we have more coming in all the time.

Stay tuned to, get reading Romancing Mister Bridgerton, and start watching #Polin part one — Bridgerton on Netflix!

Romancing Mister Bridgerton with #Polin Actors on the Cover is Now Available in Trade Paperback

May 7, 2024

At long last it’s May, and Season 3 of Bridgerton, featuring Penelope & Colin‘s story, will start streaming in a matter of days — May 16. But you don’t need to wait for your own copy of Romancing Mister Bridgerton with #Polin actors Nicola Coughlan & Luke Newton on the cover.

The Netflix tie-in trade paperback is already shipping from all vendors, and JQ has signed hundreds of them for readers. If you want yours autographed by JQ, she’d be happy to! If the smaller format is your style, you don’t have long to wait; the tie-in mass market paperback is still preordering, but will begin shipping on May 21.

After you read/reread Romancing Mister Bridgerton, what’s next? JQ has you covered! She was on the Today Show last week to talk about Bridgerton as well as suggest some of her favorite new books. Unfortunately, they ran out of time before JQ could get to all of her book picks, but you can read about all five of them on the Today Show website.

And of course, if the Bridgerton book series is the only JQ family you’ve read, allow us to introduce you to another family to fall in love with while you wait for Season 3. Please meet the Smythe-Smiths — you may have heard reference to them and their notorious musicales in several of the Bridgerton books— including Romancing Mister Bridgerton!

JQ on the Today Show, plus a Goodreads giveaway!

April 24, 2024

Set your alarm clocks! Julia Quinn will be back on the Today Show on Friday, May 3, recommending five fabulous books for spring. We don’t know the exact time of her segment, but it’s probably in the 9am hour.

Other great news: US residents can enter to win one of 50 copies of Romancing Mister Bridgerton (the new, tie-in cover featuring Nicola Coughlan as Penelope and Luke Newton as Colin) on Goodreads, courtesy of Avon Books. The giveaway runs through April 30.

Autographed books are always fun: Don’t forget that University Book Store is taking preorders for the new edition of Romancing Mister Bridgerton and the beautiful new Bridgerton Luxe Collectors’ editions. These hardbound 2-in-1 books are absolutely gorgeous, and because JQ’s American publisher modeled them after her French special editions, we know exactly how they look and feel. (Scrumptious.) If you love pretty books, you’re going to want these on your shelves.

**Two Autographed-by-JQ Notes** University Bookstore carries all Julia Quinn titles in all available editions, so if you prefer your Colin & Penelope without the actors on the cover, or you’re looking to binge a deep cut JQ series (Bevelstokes, anyone?), that’s no problem. Also, orders of all four Bridgerton Luxe editions will ship together in September when editions 3 & 4 become available.

What JQ does when she’s not writing: Read an article at about JQ’s Advocacy work fighting book bans in the United States. While you’re at it, lend your name and support by signing her petition.

We’re spilling the tea: That’s right, Republic of Tea is launching four new Bridgerton teas! Perhaps you’d like a cup of Bridgerton Brothers: Triple Earl Grey? Or maybe you’re more of a Francesca: Rose Camomile type? Also new: Colin & Penelope: Ginger Peach Vanilla and Eloise: Lemon Mint Black Tea. Yum!

Cover Reveal & Netflix Bridgerton Season 3 Trailer

April 11, 2024

It’s available for pre-order! Print editions in mass market and trade paperback of the Netflix Tie-in cover (with actors Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton on the cover) for Romancing Mister Bridgerton are NOW PREORDERING!

Read the prologue, in which Penelope and Colin meet for the first time. And check out the book extras, including JQ’s Author Notes.

When can you have it? The trade paperback will go on sale May 7, 2024. The mass market edition will follow on May 21, 2024. As always, you can get yours signed by JQ at University Book Store and shipped to your home.

(Note: Netflix is basing season 3 on book 4 in JQ’s Bridgerton series. Here’s your guide to the reading order of the Bridgerton Book Series.)

As if this weren’t enough, Netflix released the Bridgerton Season 3 trailer today, and we have to say it: This one’s for the wallflowers!


Queen Charlotte arrives in Trade Paperback

March 5, 2024

GOOD NEWS! Whether you saw the show or it’s still in your Netflix queue, there has never been a better time to pick up your very own copy of the JQ + Shonda Rhimes collaboration novel from the Bridgerton World: Queen Charlotte. Why? Today, for the first time, you can get Queen Charlotte in trade paperback.

#AuthorAnswersQuestions: Is the novel different from the show? Yes! The storyline in the book is true to the show, but where the show gives us lush settings and brilliant actors portraying the characters, the book takes readers into the heads of four of the main characters. Four very different voices: Charlotte, George, Agatha (Lady Danbury), and Brimsley.

The excerpt posted on includes Chapters One and Two: Charlotte’s narrative, then George’s. (Excerpts: there’s one for every book!)

EXTRAS! To celebrate the trade paperback release, JQ has posted the Queen Charlotte Soundtrack complete with commentary for each song as to why she associates it with Queen Charlotte.

More to Explore: Immerse yourself Inside the Queen Charlotte Story — JQ’s Author Notes offers readers a glimpse into JQ’s journey while writing, including what JQ states is “The biggest change between the show and the book…” (Authors Notes: there’s one for every book!)

BRIDGERTON LUXE: A brand new set of special editions are coming to the United States this summer, and each volume in this gorgeous set is available for preorder. Four collectible hardcovers, each with sprayed edges, intricate foil iconography, beautiful endpapers, and a ribbon bookmark.

Can you get it signed? Yes, but the ordering links from University bookstore are not yet available. Check this space or subscribe for news to be alerted when you can preorder autographed Bridgerton Luxe volumes.

ANOTHER MERCH UPDATE: JQ’s merch page keeps growing. The newest addition: Ruggable x BRIDGERTON, and wow, these are stunning! Have a cup of Queen Charlotte tea, invite friends to play Bridgerton Clue… There is a lot to chose from, and some of it is autographed!

Meanwhile, where in the world is JQ? Are you following JQ on Instagram and/or Facebook? She’s been posting videos and photos from her South American booksigning tour.

Keep up with JQ on social or catch her at an event. And if you can’t make it to a JQ booksigning event, you can get any book of hers signed, just look for this icon:

Season 3 Sneak Peek: a Not-to-Miss Event!

January 31, 2024

Mark your calendars for February 14, Bridgerton fans!

7am for those of us out west, 10am if you are on the east coast. And registration is required.

Look at this line up!

See you there!

Elsewhere in JQ world: Funkos! Check out the merch news.

And finally, JQ is full of gratitude for the wonderful response to her end-of-year support note to readers about her advocacy work as Ambassador for EveryLibrary. You can still support libraries by signing her petition — it’s not just an end-of-year thing.

BRIDGERTON Season 3 – New Sneak Peek Photos!

December 26, 2023

Swooooon! We’ve never seen Colin Bridgerton quite like this. We’ve also never seen these exciting photos directly from the set of BRIDGERTON, season three — and we’ve posted a handful of these gems.

We will be updating the JQ Netflix Hub here on like crazy now that we have airdates and photos coming in. Bookmark it!

Be sure to keep reading through this post for a note from JQ about something very close to her heart. But first, a wee teaser for how exciting those new photos are — go ahead, click over — indulge yourself!

ICYMI: we just started posting pre-order links for those of you who love the tie-in covers with the actors; we can’t wait to see how Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton will look on Romancing Mister Bridgerton. The trade paperback will go on sale May 7, 2024. The mass market edition will follow on May 21, 2024.

Speaking of seasons, the gift-giving season may have officially closed, but — New JQ merch! — surely you deserve a JQ-universe gift for yourself! Or think of all those January and February birthdays coming up. TeamJQ just keeps adding to JQ Merch page and JQ herself won’t stop heading into University Bookstore to autograph games, puzzles, and teas, and sign and personalize (if you want) books.

Be sure to look through the quick how-to on the autographed page before ordering.

And finally, a note from JQ:

I’d love to let you know about my advocacy work as Ambassador for EveryLibrary. This unique organization helps public, school, and college libraries win funding at the ballot box, ensuring stable funding and access to libraries for generations to come.

As an ambassador for EveryLibrary, and as an author, I am reaching out to ask you to consider an end of the year gift in support of their work on behalf of libraries. A year-end gift will help ensure that EveryLibrary can continue to empower grassroots groups across the country, fight anti-library legislation, and proactively support library funding measures at the ballot box.

You can also support libraries by signing my petition. Our right to read freely is under attack, and it is up to all of us to protect it.

Happiest of whatever holiday you and your family celebrate this time of year,


Photo credits: Top to bottom, left to right: Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton in episode 302 of Bridgerton; Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, again in episode 302 of Bridgerton; Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton in episode 301 of Bridgerton. All three photos Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023

Julia Quinn in the circle: Roberto Filho

NEW MERCH! Bridgerton Gifts, Collectibles, and More

December 19, 2023

From Funkos to tea-time delicacies Violet Bridgerton would be unable to resist, browse what’s new here ↓ and on the ever-expanding Merch page. Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for what you can get autographed by JQ!

Williams Sonoma Bridgerton-inspired Collection is filled with tea time confections, regal refreshments, and gorgeous table linens.

There are also baking mixes, an advent calendar, and even a picnic basket — all inspired by the World of Bridgerton.

Everybody loves a Funko, JQ especially! The new Bridgerton-inspired Funkos feature Kate holding the Mallet of Death (so very Bridgerton). Queen Charlotte’s Funko appropriately towers above the others.

International Delight has created a Bridgerton-inspired iced coffee and two creamers. Flavors include Berries & Creme and English Toffee. One might think Hyacinth would even forsake sugar with her tea for one of these Bridgerton-esque flavored creamers.

These will be available for a limited time — about six months — at your grocery store.

Enchanting Bridgerton inspired wedding dresses from Allure Bridals have all the intricate lace, luxurious fabrics, and exquisite embellishments from both the Bridgerton books and the shows.

And finally… new, and Autographed by JQ

The World of Bridgerton: a jigsaw puzzle with over 30 characters to spotThe World Of Bridgerton Jigsaw Puzzle: Piece together the ton’s scandalous goings-on as you spot grand houses, country retreats, memorable characters and perhaps even an illicit rendezvous in the rose garden. With a JQ autograph on the box, it makes for a lovely gift to another or for yourself.

Bridgerton the High Society GameBridgerton: The High Society Game: It’s the first social of the season, the most important time in a young aristocrat’s life. Attend balls, dance with eligible prospects, and vie with others for the affections of suitors — all with the ultimate goal of an auspicious marriage proposal. You only have eight balls to secure your future, but win or lose, you can get this game autographed by JQ, which is a win regardless.

You read to the end! Lady Whistledown would think highly of you.

BRIDGERTON Season 3 Dates Announced

December 12, 2023

Mark your calendars! Bridgerton Season 3 will be split into two 4-episode parts, with Part 1 premiering on May 16, 2024, followed by Part 2 on June 13, 2024.

Netflix announced this delightful news with a very Bridgerton VIDEO.

Season 3 is based on Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, the fourth book of the Bridgerton series. Don’t forget to read before you watch…

And for those of you who love tie-in book covers, the Romancing Mr. Bridgerton trade paperback featuring Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton as Penelope and Colin will go on sale May 7, 2024. The mass market edition will follow on May 21, 2024. Preorder links are coming.

The books and the shows come together here.