The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

“Never let anyone make you feel ordinary”


Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkin Reid is one of the best fiction book one could ever read in their lifeline. A question that might arise in your mind would be that, “Why would I read someone’s life story about her seven husband? That just doesn’t make sense.” But there’s so much to learn from the story of Evelyn Hugo that you can never imagine.


“Why have I spent so long settling for less when I know damn well the world expects more?”


The story starts with Evelyn Hugo the icon of glamour and elegance being 79 years old, giving away her favorite gowns to charity for breast cancer. And for that she needs promotion. Well, she could could have selected any publisher or the top writers to get her auction stories on news but instead she chooses Monique Grant to cover up the part who was just a junior writer from just another company.

The story grips and picks up from the starting itself where Evelyn tells Monique that she has not called her to just give a news of auction but to tell her entire life story. Also she wants Monique to write a book on her and publish her book when she dies that is any time soon and keep all the fortune that book will earn. INTRESTING?

That’s the best part of the story when you’ll come to know why exactly Monique was selected and what is her role in all that.

Why Seven Husbands?

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The title tells it all, Evelyn Hugo had seven husbands. All the seven husband in the life of the Hollywood icon, Evelyn Hugo play an entirely crucial role in shaping her and making her the person she is.

Who was the love of her life from the seven husbands?

Well, this is another shocking fact from the book, that out of the seven husbands, she loves, no one. But there was someone who had her heart. Here comes my favorite part of the book, the LGBTQ+ representation in this. It was her co-actor Celia St. jones who was the love of Evelyn Hugo.

Although she didn’t love any of her husbands and she just married them for name, fame, money or getting her role. But another reason was to stop people from pointing out the relationship of Celia and Evelyn.

Take-away from Evelyn Hugo

“…do yourself a favor and learn to grab life by the balls, dear. Don’t be so tied up in trying to do the right thing when the smart thing is so painfully clear.”


This story, is not only for entertainment purposes. There is not one, two, three but many things that one can take away or learn from this story.

These are the things that I can pin-point:-

  • One learns how to grab the opportunities from life
  • Learn how to take every moment and make it yours
  • One learns how to take advantage of every situation
  • Learn how to love with compassion and not to be obliged to everybody
  • One learns how to survive the cruel world when no one who understand you is by your side and still keep kicking the life
  • Learn how to never give up before its actually over!


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