“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” is a magnificent story like no other

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, was written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, published in 2017, and captures the story of a young girl in early Hollywood.  I fell in love with this book because it explores the twisted things people do for love, money, and fame.

 I recommend this to anyone willing to invest themselves into a world of heartache, pain, grief, and power. The ending to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo left me in awe at how perfectly written it was and by just how impeccable Evelyn’s story was. 

The book starts with a young journalist who is asked to write an article for Evelyn’s upcoming gown auction. Little does she know, she would come to hear the life story of one of Hollywood’s most distinguished actresses, learn how she went from poverty to power, and how she became the most talked about woman on TV. Evelyn Hugo marries seven times and has one daughter throughout the novel.

This story was filled with quick chapters, which made it easy to read, and many different parts for each time in Evelyn Hugo’s life. Each piece of the story was well written and kept me engaged. I learned to fall in love with Evelyn Hugo because of her ambition and how she uses her words very carefully. 

This book opened my eyes to how actors and actresses have to walk on eggshells to please the public and to hide their personal life from them as well. It has taught me that the public is often lied to and that there is so much more to the person behind the screen than we realize. I have also become well aware of how much the press invades these famous filmmakers and their families. 

Taylor Jenkins Reid, the highly decorated author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, recently also published Daisy Jones and The Six and Malibu Rising.

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