On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn

On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn is the 8th book in the Bridgerton series. I was surprised to read this book. It was awful. First of all, the characters lack any substance. I do give out some spoilers, because it wouldn’t be possible to review this book without them.
Lucinda, the heroine, acts stupidly most of the time, while Gregory, the hero, despite being in his 20s, is very immature. Gregory thinks he loves Hermione, but Hermione is in love with someone else. But Lucinda doesn’t approve of that person because that man is only a steward or something, and she tries to make Hermione love Gregory. Of course, she also tells Gregory lots of personal details about her friend, after 1 day of knowing him. A charming friend, isn’t she?

On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn

Next, Hermione discovers that she in fact loves Lucinda’s brother and gets married after being discovered in a compromising situation. Lucinda apologizes to Gregory many times, not sure why. One would imagine she would care more about her brother and not a stranger, but well, this is the plot.

Lucinda is forced to get married with Haselby, the only character that I did like in the book I might add. She was forced to marry him because his father blackmailed her uncle and her uncle blackmailed her. That was a nice turn of events and the reason I gave 2 stars instead of one. But… Gregory intervenes and abducts her, apparently there is nothing more romantic than being tied up to a water closet.

In the end, they get married and, according to the epilogue, Lucinda gives birth to 9 children, under the amazed eyes of Gregory, who, of course, had to think that men, could never do something so painful, like giving birth. Because men are stupid and weak, and can’t be compared to how strong women are. I’m not sure if Julia thinks this way or if she thinks her readers want to read this stuff. For me the book was bad, the beginning, and, even more, the end. I’m glad this was not the first book I’ve read of Julia’s and not the first regency book I’ve read because surely it would have been the last as well.

All the books in the Bridgerton series:
The Duke and I
The Viscount Who Loved Me
An Offer From a Gentleman
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
To Sir Phillip, With Love
When He Was Wicked
It’s in His Kiss
On the Way to the Wedding
The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After

On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn

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My rating: 2/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: No
Published by: Piaktus
Year it was published: 2006
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Fiction
Pages: 371

About the author: Julia Quinn’s story is a bit different. Her writing career started during her senior year at Harvard College. While she was deciding what to do next in her career, eating ice cream and reading a novel, she thought she could write a novel too.
After two yeas, as she was deciding between Yale School of Medicine and Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, her agent told her that her first two books were the subject of a bidding war between two publishing houses. She put the medical school on hold and wrote another one. The following year she did the same again. Finally she went to medical school, just to realize a few months later that it wasn’t for her. She withdrew and never looked back.
Website & Social Media Links: juliaquinn.com

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