In Love with Evelyn Hugo
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was such a good book that I couldn't put it down. Just one more chapter, please. I have now read it in every format. I initially was reading the Kindle version from Libby, but then I had a road trip so of course I had to get the audiobook to listen to while driving. Now that my Libby has been returned I also needed a physical copy.
Evelyn Hugo is an aging Hollywood movie icon and she's finally ready to share the scandalous details of her tumultuous life in a literary tell-all. Hugo has hand-picked Monique Grant to pen the autobiography, but even Monique has no clue why.
As Monique listens to Evelyn's story, she is drawn into the world of old Hollywood. She learns about Evelyn's rise to fame, her seven marriages, and her many secrets. She also finds out about Evelyn's relationship with Celia,a young woman who was her lover for many years.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a beautifully written and engrossing novel. It is a story about love, loss, and redemption. It is also a story about the power of storytelling and the importance of truth.
I loved this book for many reasons. First, the characters are complex and well-developed. Evelyn is a fascinating character, and I found myself rooting for her, even when she made mistakes. Celia is also a complex character, and I found her story to be heartbreaking.
Second, the writing is beautiful. Taylor Jenkins Reid has a gift for creating vivid imagery and transporting the reader to another time and place. I really like Daisy Jones and the Six and this was so much better it has now convinced me that I probably need to make time for every single one of her books. Jenkins Reid completely transported me to Hollywood with Evelyn and Celia, experiencing everything they were experiencing.
Third, the story is both entertaining and thought-provoking. It is a page-turner, but it also makes you think about important topics such as love, loss, and identity. For me, it was so addictive I bought each format so that I never had to put it down. So, possibly a dangerous level.
Overall, this one was unforgettable. I fell in love with the characters and I could not put down the book. I can't wait to read it again. If you are looking for a well-written, entertaining, and thought-provoking book, I highly recommend The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.