In light of all the craziness happening in the world right now, you might find yourself with extra time to read that book or series you’ve had on your shelf for forever. If you’ve read all the books in your house (Go you! I commend you!), and you’re looking to discover more great stories, I have compiled a list of 11 series you can binge-read NOW!
In my reading opinion, nothing is better than getting to breeze through a series back to back with NO WAITING until the next book is released!
I’ve listed these in order of historical era and genre, with Goodreads links to the series and some links to my reviews. And, confession time, all of these have some element of romance 😉
Parish Orphans of Devon series by Mimi Matthews | Victorian Era England + abroad
Delightful and deep Victorian romances, each of these couples have unique appeal (brooding, bookish, assertive, sweet, and redeemed rogue in the mix). I will reread these forever. The audio versions are wonderful, too!
Timber Ridge Reflections series by Tamera Alexander | Post-Civil War American West
I remember loving each of these historical romances for different reasons, the first one being the subject of photography in book From a Distance.
Price of Privilege series by Jessica Dotta | Mystery and Intrigue in Victorian England
My favorite EVER historical series — and I don’t say this lightly! All three books encompass one of the most transformative arcs of the heroine. The allegorical symbolism of redemption deeply embedded in this series blows me away every time I think about it.
The Everstone Chronicles series by Dawn Crandall | Gilded Age New England
Four novels + 1 novella all with unique 1st person point-of-view heroines. Plus the Adirondack and coastal settings are detailed and idyllic!
Herringford & Watts Mysteries by Rachel McMillan | Pre-WWI Toronto
Trouser-wearing lady detectives solve crime in Toronto on the cusp of world war with a colorful cast of secondary characters, and two (or three!) valiant love interests. Three full length novels, two novellas, and a short story offer pages of fun with these friends!
Penned in Time series by Pepper Basham | WWI England & America
From the front lines to English hospitals and the US treatment of German residents, this romance series explores many facets of the era. Most outstanding, though, it its stories of love and redemption. Book 2 is my favorite!
Sunrise at Normandy series by Sarah Sundin | WWII & Battle of Normandy
This series shows how the Allied forces approached and carried out the Battle of Normandy, each by the sea, air, and land. Three estranged brothers find reconciliation and romance while serving in each branch during this pivotal battle. Oh, and each one references and reflects a Biblical story!
Tox Files series by Ronie Kendig | Paramilitary Thrillers
This series needs a seatbelt warning! The prequel novella and three novels follow a covert team around the globe as they work to eliminate a threat and save the day. Besides the kick-butt heroines, the team camaraderie is fun! Oh, and the slight supernatural elements are super cool!
Two Blue Doors series by Hillary Manton Lodge | Family, Food, & Romance in the PNW
Basically love letters to food and romance, this series courts identity and family as well as a perfect romance between imperfect people. The included recipes will make your mouth water, as will the heritage threads and few “trips” abroad.
Chesapeake Valor series by Dani Pettrey | Romantic Suspense
Investigator and law enforcement friends find love amidst the chaos of solving crimes and puzzles in the Chesapeake Bay area and beyond. Fast-paced and memorable, a thread of a story ties all four books together to culminate in a final gripping tale.
A Bradford Sisters Romance series by Becky Wade | Contemporary Romance
This series has it all: romance, sisters, family, romance, books, mystery, romance, humor, chocolate, and a hint of suspense. Reading it will make you fall in love with the characters! The epistolary prequel novella and the midpoint Christmas novella are fully-developed and sweet, too!
Do you have any recommendations for series I should read ASAP?
Seriously, ya’ll. Stay safe and wash your hands.