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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 4,706 Ratings



“If youre looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she 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!

    By jazzzzme
    Couldn’t put it down!
  • Could not stop thinking about this story!

    By endyakymaya
    I felt as if I was reading the actual autobiography of Evelyn Hugo written by Monique! How wonderful! This book has given me more inspiration for my own writing! Thank you!
  • Must Read

    By heyycuutiee
    Couldn’t put it down! This book truly makes you tune through emotions
  • Hadn’t read a book in ages

    By whydoallappssuck
    I hadn’t been able to stick with a book in months because they were all too dull. But Evelyn Hugo’s dramatic life had me hooked instantly. I would go to sleep reading and wake up wanting to read it. Excellent writing and story. Got to go find a new WLW book now.
  • Heartbreakingly amazing

    By rancideddie
    This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. It surprised you in ways you never see coming and hits you in all the right ways.
  • Best book ever

    By Mmcool739726031905
    This book is literally amazing and completely reignited my passion for reading! Also I am still not fully conviced Evelyn Hugo did not exist
  • Just. heartbreakingly beautiful

    By Wardhaaaa
    “It will be the tragedy of my life that I cannot love you enough to make you mine. That you cannot be loved enough to be anyone’s.”
  • Amazing. Worth the read

    By fishiegonewild
    I refell in love with my ex after reading this book. It makes me want to run back to him and explain my faults and forgive his and just move to Spain to live in a quiet old town. Evelyn Hugo has inspired me in ways no other fictional character has.
  • Wow. Very impressed!

    By Nycguy8788
    I was skeptical for a while and not sure why but then I finally picked it up on a recent flight and couldn’t put it down!! Definitely one of the best books I’ve read in a while!!!! If you’re looking for a captivating really well-threaded story with in-depth characters you feel like you know wrapped in Hollywood glamour then do yourself a favor and read this book!!! You won’t regret it! A+
  • Amazing!!!!

    By Los angeleno
    This is an astounding story and incredibly well told. I am still blown away by the depth of emotion. One of the very best books I have read in many years. Do not miss this book. It’s astonishing.