The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Author:Taylor Jenkins Reid A journey through 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... 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 magaz... more »ine 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.« less
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.
This is a unique and incredible story of a very complex character, Evelyn Hugo, from the Golden Age of Hollywood. She somewhat reminded me of Liz Taylor as the book showed the many faces of love with lots of surprises and secrets. Love of husbands, wives, family, friends, same sex, romantic love and love of life. I plan to read more books by Taylor Jenkins Reid as I did enjoy her writing. I would recommend this book to those that love reading about Hollywood.
What a great book! Much different than I expected. This author has a different way of writing. I really enjoyed reading this. Even though Evelyn is very complex and somewhat a diva, she is likable. A great read!
This book absolutely blew my mind. I couldn't put it down, and I do believe that in the end, it could teach us all a little something. People are not all good OR bad, we live in more of a gray area. Also, forgiveness is divine- forgiveness of yourself and others.
Hated to see this story end! I spent most of the book waiting to see what the big revelation was at the end-and I never saw it coming!! Evelyn Hugo was quite the character, famous film star who worked her way up the ladder by playing Hollywood's games. Every marriage had an interesting story behind it, each time for a different reason. My favorite was the one between her and Harry. Makes you wonder exactly what you are seeing-is it real or made up for the camera. I had quite a few laughs,and a few tears, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Listened to the audio, and loved the narrators, the story. For a large book, I finished it pretty quickly, it was that good. If you like old Hollywood, you should like this book. That twist at the end, the whole reason for the story, I never saw it coming. Great plotting.
Loved this story. Well written. I think the author could have gone deeper on the fear people were facing by hiding their sexual identity. And the secret, well, I will leave it there so you want more. Great read. Very quick.