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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: A Review

It would take me years to figure out that life doesn’t get easier simply because it gets more glamorous. But you couldn’t have told me that when I was fourteen” -Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a novel written by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

This was my best novel of 2019. After reading this book I couldn’t put my thoughts into words.

This book tells the story of an award winning actress Evelyn Hugo who in the course of her career married 7 Husbands. At 79 years of age she decides to tell her story to a budding news writer, a story which every news house has wanted but she never told.

How did Evelyn Hugo become a world famous actress?Who was her ultimate lover?

We are taken through Evelyns’ fight from poverty to stardom, her love life, her experiences with her different Husbands, life as a popular starlet and finally secrets which have burdened her all the years of her life. We experience Evelyns’ growth to maturity, how choices she made affected her and how we can learn from her experiences.

Was she as superficial as people said she was?Why did she choose Monique to tell her story?

Was Evelyn happy?Is wealth and riches all its cut out to be? Who is Evelyn Hugo?Why did she commit suicide? Questions, questions, questions

Such a thrilling read, mysteries to uncover, guilts to assuage, you do not want to miss reading this.

This story is heart and gut wrenching, beautifully written with a lot of lessons to learn.

I really love Taylor Reids’ style of writing, she gives you life’s lessons in easy to learn ways using practical examples.I do not want to give away any spoilers but you should definitely read this book and any other Taylor Reids book.

Finally a little parting words from Evelyn:

When you write the ending, Monique, tell everyone that it is the people I miss. Tell everyone that I got it wrong. That I chose the wrong things most of the time”.

I’m moved to tears when I remember how touching this book was for me, let this last words of Evelyn be a motivation for you to read this book.

I gave this book a five star rating, it was way worth it!

If you could meet and interview one celebrity at the end of their life, who would it be? What would you ask them?


I'm a Pharmacist, an avid reader, music enthusiast and a lover of all things beautiful and fun. I promote books and the art of reading!! ❀️❀️

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