The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Main Characters

  • Evelyn Hugo
  • Monique Grant
  • Harry
  • Celia

Publisher’s Summary

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 in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? 

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jump-start her career. 

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late ’80s and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds – revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love – Monique begins to feel a very, real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. 

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My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a book that you will be committed to finishing in just a couple of days. This book undresses characters to their core. It’s like learning someone’s soul. Evelyn Hugo’s biography written by Monique will make you fall in love with a woman that is ahead of her time. You’ll learn her deepest darkest secret and her connection to Monique.

A book has never made me cry but this one did tear me up. The writing and details will have you playing a movie in your head and lingering so you’re able to catch every possible glimpse Evelyn is willing to show from her glamorous life.

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You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until somewhat stands behind you and says, “It’s OK, you can fall down now. I’ll catch you.

Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Sometimes reality comes crashing down on you. Other times reality simply waits, patiently, for you to run out of the energy it takes to deny it.

Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Make them pay you what they would pay a white man.

Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

When you’re given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn’t give things, you take things.

Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

…do yourself a favor and learn to grab life by the balls, dear. Don’t be so tied up in trying to do the right thing when the smart thing is so painfully clear.

Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo