The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo- Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Sunday Times best seller and TikTok sensation. Soon to be a Netflix film.

From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six in which a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a mesmerizing journey through the splendour of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means and what it costs to face the truth.

1 review for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo- Taylor Jenkins Reid

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    Review from Book Club Meeting:
    We all enjoyed this book which includes diverse characters. We loved how the author wrote about relationships, especially LGBTQ relationships. It depicted the difficulties of non-heterosexual relationships, fame and the influences of the media very well. We all agreed that Evelyn Hugo was a ruthless, manipulating woman who was sometimes cruel but somehow we did admire her sometimes.
    We awarded this book 4.5 out of 5 which is the highest score so far!

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