The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is on of the selections for June from Book of the Month. From Taylor Jenkins Reid comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress’s relentless rise to the top—the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. 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? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s
Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. Filled with emotional insight and written with Reid’s signature talent, this is a fascinating 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 takes—to face the truth.
My thoughts: I must admit that I have read other books by Taylor Jenkins and loved them all. I feel that this book does not disappoint! So when I got a chance to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, I drove right in and did not put it down until I finished it. Yes I stayed up all night reading this amazing book because I just had to know the ending. While I could go on and on about this book, I do not want to give too much away after all you will love the unexpected. I feel that this is a must read book for all you book lovers out there. I highly recommend this book. **I received a complimentary copy of this book from BOTM in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**
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