The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

seven husbandsSummary:

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 in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

My take: 3 looks

This is a book that was recommended through the Modern Mrs. Darcy site by Anne Vogel. I love a clever title, so I couldn’t resist adding it to my TBR. After a rather lengthy and frustrating reading dry spell, I picked this one up after The Book of Polly . I felt like I was on a roll, and I wanted another light read to keep my reading mojo going.

This was just the ticket. I loved the style of the book. In the first few pages, there was set-up, memoir, and excerpts from trade magazines. Because of this style switch-up, I was immediately intrigued, and because of the story telling, I was hooked.

Based on what could be a slew of Hollywood legends like Rita Hayworth (married 5 times), Lana Turner, and Elizabeth Taylor (both married 7 times), Evelyn Hugo is a beautiful and ambitious actress in the heyday of the motion picture industry. As she nears the end of her life, she has decided to tell her life story, no holds barred, to a relatively unknown magazine writer, Monique.

What follows are great tales of Evelyn’s past, woven with stories of Monique’s present, culminating in what was a shocking climax. This has made me look at the other titles under Jenkins Reid’s belt, adding them to my ever-growing list.


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