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29 October 2021 | Adult Fiction, Reading

The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo – book review

Such a fabulous book title – The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid! Miss 15 and one of her friends both enjoyed this adult novel, and I did, too.

Loosely based on Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands, the book begins with glamorous Hollywood actor Evelyn Hugo, ready to share her life story with an unknown magazine writer, Monique Grant.

Evelyn recounts her Hollywood career, and her choices to marry and leave her seven husbands. Monique’s story is woven in between Evelyn’s tale. As a reader, you just know that there must be more of a connection between Evelyn and Monique, and the big reveal is absolutely surprising.

Miss 15 warned me I’d never guess the plot twist, and she was right! It was the perfect ending – both surprising and inevitable.

This would be a fabulous summer read – engaging characters, a compelling plot and a fabulous Hollywood background from the 1950s to 2017.

In conversation with Hanya Yanagihara

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Pamela

Must read it

October 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm

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