Other authors you might like if you enjoy Julia Quinn:
- Suzanne Enoch’s novels have wit, humor, and strong female characters. Sin and Sensibility is the first in her Griffith family series; it features Eleanor Griffin and her search for a little adventure before settling down in a traditional marriage.
- Sabrina Jeffries writes humorous, character-driven novels that can only be described as steamy. A Dangerous Love is the story of Griff Knighton and Lady Rosalind who desire to avoid an arranged marriage, but find their desire for each other stronger than expected.
- Eloisa James writes romances that feature strong, witty heroines, with plenty of sexual tension, but also an emphasis on the non-romantic relationships in her character’s lives. Much Ado About You is the first in a series about the Essex sisters; eldest sister Tess must choose between a socially beneficial marriage, and her heart’s desire.
- Amanda Quick, a pen name of Jayne Ann Krentz, was one of Julia Quinn’s role models when starting out as a romance author, and it shows in their shared humor, suspense and strong characters. The heroine of With this Ring is a widow and the authoress of Gothic novels, who goes looking for a set of mythical rings, and finds herself in a situation similar to one of her Gothic plots.
- Stephanie Laurens’ novels have a focus on family ties and a humorous tone, and tend to be seen from the hero’s perspective. The Lady Chosen is the story of Tristan Wemyss, who must marry to receive his inheritance, but the woman he’s chosen has no desire to wed.
- Lisa Kleypas sets many of her romances in the later Victorian period, though her unconventional characters’ battles of wit are timeless. In Mine Till Midnight, Amelia Hathaway has given up on love until she meets Cam, a half gypsy businessman.