A reclusive actress tells the story of her life and loves
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AUTHOR: Taylor Jenkins Reid
GENRE: Historical Fiction
LENGTH: 400 pages (paperback edition)
FIRST PUBLISHED: 2017
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Review
One day, near the end of her life, aging and reclusive actress Evelyn Hugo decides it time to tell the story of her life, the story that she always kept hidden. She insists that unknown magazine writer Monique Grant is the only one she trusts to tell her story. But, why did she choose Monique?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo then moves on to tell Hugo’s story from her childhood in an Upper East Side apartment to moving to Hollywood in the 50’s and her super stardom and everything in between. You’ll hear about all seven husbands, the dark side of Hollywood, and what it’s like to live in the public life. But, you’ll also hear a love story and the life Hugo’s fans never knew about (and I won’t spoil that for you!)
And yes, you will find out why Evelyn Hugo was so insistent that Monique Grant should be the one to tell her remarkable story.
I’m sometimes hesitant to pick up extremely popular books, but I’m so glad I read this one. The story was engaging and so hard to put down! I understand why it’s a bestseller.
This book is perfect for readers who enjoy a book that spans decades and for anyone that loves a love story mixed in with their historical fiction.
More Books by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of several bestselling and popular books. If you enjoyed The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, check out these other books.
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