‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ – Taylor Jenkins Reid

This riveting novel grabbed my attention on page one and held it until the very end. It is a wonderful story about old Hollywood, love, fame, glamour, and scandals.

The main subject and protagonist of the story is the almost forgotten Hollywood icon, Evelyn Hugo, famed beauty and actress, who wants to get her undistilled truth out in the public domain. Evelyn chooses an unknown magazine writer, Monique Grant to write her biography, which covers the turbulent times of the 1950s to the 1980s.

Monique is told about ambition, friendship, and forbidden love, her seven husbands, and it becomes clear over time why Evelyn wanted Monique to write the book.

This is a very enjoyable book, I found myself sometimes forgetting that it was a novel and treating it like a work of nonfiction. I found it to be very informative and believe that it sails closer to the truth than some people may wish.

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