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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 1,561 Ratings


“Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.” —BuzzFeed

“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

From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six—an entrancing novel “that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all” (Kirkus Reviews), in which 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.


  • Great story!

    By Peonies+Magnokia
    Really enjoyed this one. I fell in love with the characters and the author’s writing style.
  • in love.

    By iltshoehicm
    i had never truly found a book in which i could never put down, until i read this book. this astonishing novel has so many emotions and although fiction, creates a whole new reality that is never thought possible. i love this book and will probably even read again. please read this as you deserve it.
  • I never leave reviews but WOW

    By Candygal12649274
    I had high hopes for the book and it totally lived up to it! If you are debating buying, do it. No doubt one of my new favorite books. I’ve sat here crying at how beautiful it is for the past half hour now. This will be the kind of book I think about years from now on, amazing!
  • Great read! Hard to put down!

    By Pris630
    Such a different book, loved reading it!

    By karcor123
    I never review anything, ever, but feel the need to let you know this is so well written I thought Evelyn Hugo was a real person. I cried, laughed, got mad, etc. This may just be the best book I’ve ever read.

    By SnowflakeG
    I have never been so invested in a book like this one. Absolutely stunning.
  • Captivating

    By Bella_Melodia7
    To say I read this whole book in 48hrs reveals i couldn’t put it down. What a beautiful story.
  • For music lovers

    By G. Noble
    Ms. Jenkins Reid has given me the immersive experience I always wished I could’ve had. Among my few regrets was that I was too young to have experienced the L.A. music scene during the period of 1965-1979! I’ve read this twice in very close succession. I couldn’t relinquish my foothold in this world.
  • Stunning

    By janiceisamar
    Words can’t express how amazing and heartbreaking this book was. The writing, the details, the context, just amazing. Even when I wasn’t reading it, I was still thinking about it. Amazing book! Probably my new #1 of all times.
  • Leaves me both at a loss for words and overflowing with thoughts

    By Ldub0302
    This novel has exceeded any expectation that I may have had prior to reading. I was deeply affected. on a very personal level, with regard to my sexuality and life in general. You see - I am fortunate in that, in this life, I found my ‘Celia,’ and I have the privilege of spending each and every day loving her. She was also my childhood best friend. Now, at the age of 40, this book provided a painfully realistic look into what day shall someday come to pass between us. It gutted me, to say the least. But - it also opened my eyes a little wider and commands my being present for life. All of it. Not just the good moments. Also the bad. Because once your person is gone, you would give anything to have back a couple of even the worst moments spent with them. There is so much more to this story, but what I wrote is simply how it touched me. It’s a beautifully written novel and entirely captivating from start to finish. I was sad for it to end, but at the same time it felt appropriately final. I loved it.