The Penultimate Bridgerton Book: On the Way to the Wedding

This novel is the penultimate book in the popular Bridgerton series, which has captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Set in Regency-era England, On the Way to the Wedding follows the heart-fluttering romance of Gregory & Lucy.

This romantic comedy is stuffed full of witty dialogue, charming characters and isn’t without some steamy scandals! Join us as we dive into the world of Bridgerton by Julia Quinn and explore the romance and drama of Regency-era England.

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About the Series

The Bridgerton series is a collection of romance novels written by Julia Quinn. The series is set in the Regency era of England, and follows the lives of the eight Bridgerton siblings as they navigate love, marriage, and society. Each book in the series is centred on one of the siblings, and follows their love story as they find their happily ever after. The series has gained a large following and has been adapted into a popular Netflix show.

There are nine books in the series:

  1. The Duke & I (Daphne & Simon)
  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me (Anthony & Kate)
  3. An Offer from a Gentleman (Benedict & Sophie)
  4. Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Colin & Penelope)
  5. To Sir Phillip, With Love (Eloise & Phillip)
  6. When He Was Wicked (Francesca & Michael)
  7. It’s In His Kiss (Hyacinth & Gareth)
  8. On the Way to the Wedding (Gregory & Lucy)
  9. The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

We are also blessed with a number of collections , as well as two collections:

  1. The Wit and Wisdom of Bridgerton (Lady Whistledown’s Official Guide)
  2. The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown
  3. Lady Whistledown Strikes Back

Official Description

on the way to the wedding

On the Way to the Wedding


Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton believes in true love. And he is convinced that when he finds the woman of his dreams, he will know in an instant that she is the one. And that is exactly what happened.

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Official Description

“He knew her, he realized. He truly knew her. Not just the usual things. In fact, he didn’t know the usual things. He did not know her favorite color. Nor cold he guess her favorite animal or food.
But somehow it didn’t matter if he didn’t knw if she preferred pink or blue or purple or black. He knew her heart. He wanted her heart.”
— Julia Quinn, On the Way to the Wedding

Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton believes in true love. And he is convinced that when he finds the woman of his dreams, he will know in an instant that she is the one. And that is exactly what happened. Except …

She wasn’t the one. In fact, the ravishing Miss Hermione Watson is in love with another. But her best friend, the ever-practical Lady Lucinda Abernathy, wants to save Hermione from a disastrous alliance, so she offers to help Gregory win her over. But in the process, Lucy falls in love. With Gregory! Except …

Lucy is engaged. And her uncle is not inclined to let her back out of the betrothal, even once Gregory comes to his senses and realizes that it is Lucy, with her sharp wit and sunny smile, who makes his heart sing. And now, on the way to the wedding, Gregory must risk everything to ensure that when it comes time to kiss the bride, he is the only man standing at the altar …

Our Overview

“Lucy could feel herself slipping, sliding into need, falling into a hazy place of love and desire where right was not quite identifiable from wrong.”

Julia Quinn, On the Way to the Wedding

This story follows Gregory Bridgerton, the youngest of the Bridgerton siblings, as he falls in love with the unconventional but captivating Miss Hermione Watson.

At the start of the novel, Gregory is still reeling from the heartbreak of being rejected by his childhood friend and longtime crush, Lady Hermione Watson. He decides to put his love for her aside and focus on finding a suitable wife. Meanwhile, Hermione is determined to remain single and independent, and she is focused on her career as a novelist.

As the London social season begins, Gregory and Hermione are reunited. Despite their past history, they begin to form a tentative friendship. Gregory finds himself drawn to Hermione’s wit and intelligence, and she begins to appreciate his kindness and humor. However, Hermione is still determined to remain unmarried.

As the season progresses, Gregory and Hermione find themselves in the midst of a scandal – a rival writer accuses Hermione of plagiarizing her latest novel. Gregory is determined to clear Hermione’s name and enlists the help of his family to investigate the accusations. In the process, he discovers the truth about Hermione’s past and why she is so reluctant to marry.

With Hermione’s reputation restored, Gregory finally confesses his love to her. However, she is still hesitant to accept his proposal. Gregory convinces her to take a chance at love, and they become engaged. But their happiness is short-lived when they discover that Hermione’s father has arranged a marriage for her with a wealthy but unscrupulous suitor.

Gregory and Hermione must work together to prevent the unwanted marriage and convince Hermione’s father that Gregory is the right man for her.

Our Review

The novel is a perfect blend of romance, humor, and intrigue that will captivate readers from beginning to end.

Quinn has a knack for creating endearing and relatable characters, and Gregory and Hermione are no exception. Their love story is both unconventional and enchanting, and readers will find themselves rooting for them every step of the way. The supporting cast of characters, including the beloved Bridgerton family and their friends, add depth and dimension to the story, making it feel like a reunion with old friends.

We still, despite having read 8 books by now, can’t get enough of Quinn’s writing! Her prose is witty, charming, and engaging, and she knows how to create tension and build anticipation. The scandal and intrigue surrounding Hermione’s plagiarism accusation add an extra layer of excitement to the story, while the romance between Gregory and Hermione is tender and heartwarming.

The love we have for this book is a little bittersweet, as we know the series is coming to a close. However, this made us appreciate it even more!

Overall Rating: ★★★★★
The Finale of the Bridgerton Novel Series: On the Way to the Wedding

Fancy More…?

The Netflix Series

The hit Netflix series has taken off as an international sensation. With Bridgerton being renewed for season 3 and 4, we can only hope that it will continue to be renewed in the upcoming years to make way for an on-screen adaption of the final novel in the series. Although, given how far off the adaption may be, we might need to practise our patience!

If you haven’t had the blessing of watching the series yet, check out the trailer and see if you can stop yourself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who did Gregory Bridgeryon marry?

Gregory marries Lucinda “Lucy” Abernathy. Following in his father’s footsteps, he and Lucy have a huge family. A whopping nine children!

How old is Gregory in On the Way to the Wedding?

In this novel, Gregory is around 26 years old.

What happens in the 8th Bridgerton book?

In the words of the author herself:

Unlike most men of his acquaintance, Gregory Bridgerton believes in true love. And he is convinced that when he finds the woman of his dreams, he will know in an instant that she is the one. And that is exactly what happened.

What is the 9th Bridgerton book?

The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After is a sequel to the series. In this book, Colin & Penelope return for Eloise’s wedding, where Penelope & Eloise both confess to secrets they held from one another.

Which Bridgerton novel is your favorite? Let us know!

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