Sabrina Jeffries is an American author who has published more than 50 novels during her career.
While some of Jeffries’ work has been published under the pseudonyms Deborah Nicholas and Deborah Martin, the author’s style is clearly identifiable in her historical fiction – specifically, historical romance.
Jeffries began her writing career in 1992, when she published her first standalone novel, Moonlight Enchantment.
From there, Jeffries would go on to write many other standalone works of fiction, including novels such as Dangerous Angel (1994), and short fiction like The French Maid (2011) and The Widow’s Auction (2016).
Amongst Jeffries’ most famous works, however, are her book series’.
One example is the Hellions of Halstead Hall series, which was published between 2009 and 2012.
As of today, Sabrina Jeffries is a New York Times bestselling author and continues to publish works of historical romance fiction (If you like the romance fiction genre, check out the works of Susan Wiggs and similar authors like her here).
But if you’ve read everything Jeffries has published so far and are looking for similar authors to add to your shelf, we have a few recommendations for you to check out.
Sabrina Jeffries has published over 70 books, all in the historical romance genre, but if you still need more historical romance in your life, you should read the works of Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James, and Julia Quinn, too. These are tales of romance and scandal.
Books By Sabrina Jeffries
Sabrina Jeffries is most famous for her historical romance series’.
Jeffries has written multiple series’ set in different time periods throughout history, but most of her narratives take place between the Regency period and the Georgian era.
The series’ that established Jeffries as a New York Times bestselling author are the Duke Dynasty series, the Hellions of Halstead Hall, and the Royal Brotherhood series.
In the Duke Dynasty books, Fletcher Pryde, the 5th Earl of Greycourt, is tasked with preparing Beatrice Wolf for her societal debut.
From there, a mystery (and a romance) unfolds and both characters must make life changing choices.
Meanwhile, in the Hellions of Halstead Hall books, the story begins with the orphaned Oliver Sharpe, who brings home a woman to act as his fiancée so as not to be disinherited by his grandmother. But will true romance blossom?
In the books that make up the Royal Brotherhood series, a tale of romance and deception begins between Alec Black and Katherine Merivale.
Alec seduces Katherine to claim her fortune, but will she uncover his lies?
In addition to writing novels by herself, both under her own name and pseudonyms, Jeffries has collaborated with writers such as Madeline Hunter.
A Yuletide Kiss (2021) is one example of such a collaboration.
Authors Like Sabrina Jeffries
Another New York Times bestselling author whose work you should read if you’ve fallen in love with Sabrina Jeffries’ books is Lisa Kleypas.
Lisa Kleypas has written some novels in the genre of contemporary romance (If you like contemporary romance, check out Books Like Gabriel’s Redemption), but the reason we recommend her work to Sabrina Jeffries fans is because she has also written her fair share of historical romance.
Fans of Jeffries’ historical romance series’ will love The Wallflowers books by Kleypas.
There are 5 books in this series, all of which take place in the mid-19th century.
In each book, a somewhat unexpected couple are brought together by intriguing circumstances leading to power dynamics being tested and the rules of 1800s society being pushed to their limits.
Kleypas has also written some standalone novels that fans of Sabrina Jeffries will definitely enjoy.
We particularly recommend Where Dreams Begin (2000) which is set in Victorian London and follows the tumultuous and forbidden romance between Zachary Bronson and Lady Holly Taylor.
Kleypas is a masterful writer who is able to draw her readers into the narrative through impressive use of language.
Her books feel immersive and full of anticipation.
However, if you’re not a fan of clichés and popular romance tropes, these books may not be for you since many of the storylines, although well-executed, have been done before to some extent.
With that being said, some element of cliché is expected and even embraced in the romance genre, including historical romance.
- Forbidden love themes – Exciting reading experience
- Explores different eras of history – Suitable for fans of both Victorian and Regency eras
- Skilled writer – Expert use of language
- Quite a few clichés – Some readers may feel annoyed by this
Themes: regency era, hierarchy, romance, rules, status, desire, forbidden love, scandal
Eloisa James (or, to use her given name, Mary Bly) is a successful author of historical romance fiction (If you like books with historical fiction and romance aspects, check out Books Like The Sworn Virgin).
Having begun her career as a professor teaching Shakespeare’s works (including some of the most famous and timeless romances in English literature) at Fordham University, it should come as no surprise that her novels have been so well-received.
James has written multiple historical romance series’, like both Jeffries and Kleypas.
Readers who love Sabrina Jeffries will especially enjoy the Desperate Duchesses series, in which six different regency romances unfold with unexpected surprises and shocking consequences.
Eloisa James has also written a series called Fairy Tales, which are essentially regency-themed romantic retellings of classic fairy tales such as Cinderella and Rapunzel.
Having taught literature previous to her writing career, there’s no disputing that James’ writing is excellent.
However, the sensous content of the novels may not be to everyone’s taste.
- Very good writing – Prose flows well
- Passionate romance – Creates emotional investment
- New takes on fairy stories – Interesting to read
- Strongly sensous content – May be too much for some readers
Themes: regency period, romance, desire, scandal, fairy tales
Julia Quinn has been recognized as a bestselling author by the New York Times for her sizable collection of historical romance novels.
While, like the other authors similar to Jeffries mentioned here, she has written multiple series’, she is best known for the celebrated (and recently adapted) Bridgerton.
Sabrina Jeffries fans will adore the Bridgerton series, which follows the exploits of the siblings of the Bridgerton family as they seek out love, finding themselves in surprising and often even scandalous situations along the way.
Although (like many other historical romance novels) some readers find the plots of the novels to be predictable, the novels make excellent reading material for lovers of romance plots and Regency history.
It’s worth noting that if you’ve already watched the Bridgerton series on Netflix, you shouldn’t expect the books to be exactly the same.
If you’re going to read the books after having watched the adaptation, it’s best to go into the books with an open mind and to see them as something new.
- Many funny moments – Humorous read
- Believable romance – Keeps readers invested
- Well-rounded characters – Believable and relatable
- Somewhat predictable plotlines – May feel repetitive for previous readers of historical romance
Themes: regency history, star crossed lovers, nobility, secrecy, family
Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most popular historical romance authors on shelves today, and she has written a truly impressive collection of novels (both in series form and as stand-alone narratives).
However, fans of Jeffries’ work shouldn’t worry if they’ve read all of her published works, because there are plenty of other historical romance authors out there to explore.
For those readers seeking more scandalous historical romance, complete with shocking secrets and illicit thrills, Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James are excellent choices.
These authors’ series’ tend to follow a different narrative with each book, but the books are connected by the same themes (see also “Authors Like Grace Burrowes“).
On the other hand, readers wishing to follow the same characters through their romantic journeys for multiple books and are interested in reading about familial relationship dynamics as well as romantic ones will love the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn.
Most of our recommended authors produce Regency-era historical romance, but Lisa Kleypas also writes about Victorian-era romances for those readers who would like to explore different areas of history (see also “Authors Like Courtney Milan“).
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Some Other Authors Similar To Sabrina Jeffries?
In addition to Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn, readers of Sabrina Jeffries will appreciate the works of Julie Garwood, Diana Gabaldon, Loretta Chase, and Elizabeth Hoyt.
What Is The Difference Between Historical Romance And Historical Fiction?
Historical fiction and historical romance are similar genres in that both are set in earlier time periods and historical fiction often has an element of romance. In historical romance, though, the romance is the focus of the plot.
What Will Sabrina Jeffries Publish Next?
What Happens in the Ballroom, the second book in the Designing Debutantes series by Sabrina Jeffries, is expected to be published in April 2023.
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