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'Riveting, heart-wrenching and full of Old Hollywood glamour' BuzzFeed
'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 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.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a mesmerizing journey through the splendour 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.
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Best book of the year
this book keeps you hooked throughout and gives the reader an insight on complex non victimized personalities, I thoroughly enjoyed this
Well, I don’t know where to start with this. Never has a book made me go through all the emotions like this one has, since The Fault In Our Stars (and I read that years ago).
This was done in such a beautiful way, I loved, loved, LOVED Evelyn and Celia’s relationship. I was in such emotional turmoil for the most part, but just couldn’t stop reading.
Not what I was expecting at all from this book, I didn’t want it to end. I feel like the author encapsulated what it would be like to be a famous movie star during those times. Elegant, stylish, glamorous, cut throat, everything! Part of me wonders if Taylor Jenkins Reid took inspiration from Elizabeth Taylor to write Evelyn’s character?
I’d seen so many people raving about this on Instagram specifically and had to give it a bash and to quote myself “see what all the fuss is about.” And I’m so, so glad I did.
5 💫💫💫💫💫, this might have to be a book that I read time & time again. It’s up there with The Silent Patient!
PLEASE READ THIS BOOK!
I have purchased the book and only 44 pages. Why?