“The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama.” —PopSugar
In this entrancing novel “that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all” (Kirkus Reviews), 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.
“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.
Notes from Folio
- Evelyn Hugo
- Taylor Jenkins Reid
- plot twists
- roller coaster
Pain, Pain, and More Pain
My overall experience?? Painful :) *valley girl accent* "thanks for asking" This book was beautiful. It was dreamy, magical, sophisticated, heart-breaking. It will make you cry and then want to experience it all over again. I doubt that there will be another book to make me feel all these same feelings in the same way or more.
One of my favorites!!
This was one of my favorite books. So engaging from the start! Love the descriptions of old hollywood and you're sure to be surprised by the end. SO SO GOOD!! The characters are so human and Taylor Jenkins Reid truly draws you in to the world and story of Evelyn Hugo.
One of my favorite books ever. You’ll get attached to characters and read about true love and heart break.
I got this book because of how popular it has gotten and how Heart breaking people have said it was. At first I thought it wasn’t all so sad but the more I read the more heart broken it left me feeling. This book is a roller coaster of emotions and definitely the BIGGEST plot twist ever, the more you read the better it gets and I absolutely loved it. There’s romance, heartbreak, and unexpected plot twists. I still don’t know whether I love or hate the main character.