Monday, July 24, 2017

The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo written by Taylor Jenkins Reid - 5 Stars - What a Great Read!!

Wow this book grabbed me from the first page and I couldn’t seem to put it down. I thought it was going to be something like the life of Elizabeth Taylor or one of those stars….the story is nothing like hers or anyone that I know of.  It seems so real!  It really pulls you in and the characters and the time lines in this book are so well fleshed out and well thought out.  I was really flummoxed when the big secret was revealed well there were really two huge secrets!  If you want to really get a great novel and read read read, it’s not a small paperback, then this is the book for you and there is a very touching but surprising romance that runs throughout her entire life.  I would recommend this book to just about anyone.  It has a mystery that doesn’t really reveal itself until the last few pages.  I didn’t spend too much time trying to figure it out I just kept picking up the book hoping it would be revealed soon.  Not so it kept me waiting for a very long time for the answer to the questions in my mind.  I loved this book!  I would probably read it again.

I believe I received this book from Good Reads.  Here is the description as found on Good Reads.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Goodreads Author)

From Taylor Jenkins Reid comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress’s relentless rise to the top—the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

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 jumpstart 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 through the decades—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a 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.

Filled with emotional insight and written with Reid’s signature talent, this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it takes—to face the truth.