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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
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“If youre looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she 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.

“Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor 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.

2565 Reviews


Loudly Crying Face“I finally read it, after two years wating I swear it worth the hope because this book could envolve me on the scenes, make me feel like I was there but just couldn't tell what happened after because I can't remember, so every page was pretty waited and I enjoy it very much. I like the narrative, love how the main character describe herself because this show part of her personality. My advice is: READ (with no spoiler if it's possible).”
Morally ambiguousEasy to readOriginalSuspensefulTragicHistorically-accurateImmersiveHeartbreakingThought-provokingCharacters kept making same mistakes
Loudly Crying Face“Loved this book so much! The writing style was beautiful and the characters story had me wanting to come back for more. The storyline was interesting and had a bunch of twists. Definitely understand why all the hype surrounded this novel.”
Characters change and growBeautifully-writtenAddictiveCharacters kept making same mistakes
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“This book was easy to read, easy to follow, and easy to fall into. For that, I loved the way that the story was told, I thought the breaks and cuts to the author asking about the story reminded the reader that we were hearing (a fictional) “real” account of Evelyn’s life. Those break always and moments with Monique added a satisfying pacing, and a better appreciation for Evelyn’s story, as well as how it may impact future readers of her story.”
Believable charactersMorally ambiguousConversationalEasy to readAddictiveComplexRomanticTragic
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“This was so fun to read! Definitely recommend you will finish in one sitting!”
Colorful personalitiesConversationalAddictiveMagicalEnlighteningMemorable
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“I loved every second of this book. The story of Evelyn Hugo will go down as the best story of all time. You. Need. To. Read. This. Book!!!”
Characters change and growColorful personalitiesMulti-layered charactersRelatable charactersBeautifully-writtenFunnyOriginalAddictiveRomanticTragic

About Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including Malibu RisingDaisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.

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