Originally Published: June 13, 2017
Featuring all the glamour of Old Hollywood and an LGBTQ+ storyline that is tenderly done for the setting, Taylor Jenkins Reid creates an iconic titular character in the stellar The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
Aging film actress Evelyn Hugo recruits magazine writer Monique Grant to pen her exclusive tell-all memoir. Evelyn recounts her rise in Hollywood, her relationships with producer Harry Cameron and fellow actress Celia St. James and explains how she ended up married seven times.
Jenkins Reid creates such a stunning character whose life feels amazingly real. By capturing the essence of Hollywood’s Golden Age and referencing specific locations throughout Los Angeles, readers travel through Evelyn’s life.
The twists are wonderful, and the heartbreak is excruciating. It shows love in many forms, so you’ll want to keep tissues nearby.
Final say: As magnificent as its fictional star. ★★★★★