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Evelyn Hugo and her seven husbands

Evelyn Hugo came from nothing and climbs to the top of her profession in old Hollywood. In The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, she tells her life story to one specific journalist handpicked for a reason that doesn’t become clear until the end.

This book and especially the character of Evelyn Hugo were so engrossing I sometimes forgot she was a fictional character. I felt like she was really sitting there telling me her life story of how and why she married seven times, which turned out to be different from the reasons I expected!

Hanging on every word of this woman who is characterized as a cross between Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor, I also enjoyed the snippets from tabloids scattered throughout the novel that referred to the “truth” of the situations she is revealing.

I have not read this author before although I know she is very popular. She told a great story here! I was annoyed at first thinking I had already guessed the plot twist; I had not!

I can not say much more about this book without giving away too much about the plot. Note that readers who are super conservative people may not enjoy this book.

As I continue to tackle my summer reading list I admit this book may not compare in literary value to the other one I am trying to finish right now BUT I know which book I wanted to drop everything to finish, and it was to read more about Evelyn Hugo.

Thank you Evelyn Hugo for finally telling your mesmerizing story, oops I mean thanks Taylor Jenkins Reid!


Thank you to NetGalley for allowing me to download this book in exchange for an honest review.

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1 Comment

  1. Evelyn, cry with her, ache with her, and then go back to page one and do it all over again.

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