Immerse yourself deep in the glamor of old Hollywood, tells “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid about the life of the fictional film star Evelyn Hugo.
Evelyn is one of the biggest names in the world, but a mystery to everyone. She spent her young life keeping great secrets. When her name stopped making headlines, most of her films were out of date. As old age creeps in on her, she decides that she is ready to tell the truth about her life. To do this, she enlists the help of the young journalist Monique Grant to write her story. Even Monique has a hard time understanding why Evelyn chose her for such a groundbreaking story, and makes the reader wonder what about Monique caught Evelyn’s attention. Nonetheless, Monique accepts the offer with the certainty that it will help her career.
The book jumps back and forth from Monique’s life and interactions with Evelyn to Evelyn’s past life as she reveals her secrets to Monique. Each chapter sheds light on one of her seven husbands and answers the question that lies ahead: Who is Evelyn’s only true love? The book is not about their husbands. It’s about her life and career in Hollywood and everything she’s been through along the way. The husbands provide the backdrop for an organized timeline of Evelyn’s life, from her move to Los Angeles in the 1950s to the end of her career in the 80s. As Evelyn says in the book â… they are only husbands. I I’m Evelyn Hugo. “
After Evelyn had spent her entire life pleasing others and doing everything in her power to gain the respect of people in an industry that prioritizes women’s physical appearance, Evelyn formed an image of herself, all of that other than was realistic. It forced them to keep secrets that threatened their relationships and happiness. Evelyn asks whether it is worth hiding who you really are and losing the parts of yourself that seem to matter most.
Evelyn is a fascinating character with a compelling story, and Reid’s writing makes you feel like she is far from fictional. You will be drawn into the lives of these characters, and they will be a part of you long after you close the book.
“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is not a traditional love story or a simple Hollywood read. It is a story of friendship, love, secrets and loss that addresses real world problems in a tragic and heartbreaking, yet beautiful and profound way. Once you start it there is no way you can put it down. So, clear your appointments and get “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”.