Gather ‘round, gather ‘round, my sweet, children who crave regency love stories.
If you’ve just finished the second season of the The Crown via a wild, hot-soup-aided binge like I have and are despairing because: 1. you will no longer see the beautiful cast in the next season, or 2. season three likely won’t air until the end of this year, then never fear! The second season of Victoria on PBS is now available, and so our love of regency love stories shall survive!
The Crown and Victoria are essentially the same thing, if you ignore the tiny detail that they are from completely different historical periods. If you like one, you’re sure to like the other.
Both Victoria and Elizabeth became Queen young and had to learn how to be a monarch through trial and error. Phillip and Albert had similar struggles, such as balancing being Ridiculously Good Looking with finding their place with a wife who was the most powerful woman in the world.
I mean, just look at those guys.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for a fictional, modern-day royal tale to lose yourself in, we’ve got you covered.
Rachel Hauck’s The Royal Wedding Series
Once Upon A Prince, Princess Ever After, and How To Catch a Prince. Dive into this plush paradise with me. This series contains all of the things we love: a commoner becoming a princess, an American becoming a princess (
desperate cries of jealousy shout-out to Ms. Markle), and a secret princess! These are the perfect books to pair with a chilly winter evening. If you want something as squishy and clean as the dresses on these covers, Hauck is your girl.
This is the original series, but there is a bonus, fourth book — and it’s *Christmas* themed:
A Royal Christmas Wedding!
Hold your applause, if you refrained from fainting after hearing that news.
Lady Trent Mysteries
The Mermaid in the Basement, A Conspiracy of Ravens, and Sonnet to a Dead Contessa. Lady Trent is many things: a wealthy widow of a nobleman; the daughter of a famous scientist; and a woman who doesn’t want to sit there and look pretty, she wants to kick butt and take names. Join her across these three novels as she solves murders and disappearances. What a formula! Suspense + the Victorian age + romance = a great series to binge. It’ll keep you on your toes!
Bonus: Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter
Look. At. This. Gem. If you’re a fan of regency love stories with a little Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies thrown in, then you are a winner today. This is perfect if you need a break between the romances. It’s okay, you don’t have to send that cookie bouquet in thanks. We live to serve.
Kayleigh Hines is an active friend to the Page Chaser team and enjoys practicing her English accent and drinking tea – an Anglophile to the end. If you want to follow Kayleigh, check her out on the Page Chaser Instagram, Facebook, or at the movies using her Movie Pass.
HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., operates Page Chaser, the publisher of Once Upon A Prince, To Catch a Prince, Princess Ever After, A Royal Christmas Wedding, The Mermaid in the Basement, A Conspiracy of Ravens, and Sonnet to a Dead Contessa. HarperCollins Publishing, Inc., is the publisher of Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter.