Books like ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ (read book synopsis here) are exactly why I love reading so much. Admittedly, I brushed this one off when I first heard about it. Old Hollywood glamour who marries seven husbands? C’mon…give me something good! But when I saw #bookstagram blowing up over it, I thought I better give it a shot, and Taylor Jenkins Reid delivered!
It’s so much more than a fame-obsessed movie starlet…There are layers and layers to unpack – what is ‘love’? Is it a marriage? A partnership? An understanding? To what ends would you go to in order to protect those you love? Is it even possible to know what love is without first knowing your own truth?
I started Evelyn (yes, we’re now on a first name basis) last night around 6 pm, and could.not.put.it.down! I didn’t see the twist(s) at the end! And I forsake all wifely and motherly duties to finish this book (I even chose to stay home instead of going to the lake…**gasp**- if you know me, you may officially start worrying about me now!!).
It’s a beautiful tale that deserves a long, well-rounded discussion at the end. I’m envisioning a book club that goes into the wee hours of dawn discussing each husband, the issues going on during each husband’s section, and the wrap-up once the story comes all the way around. Oh, it’s good…my copy is going on my ‘to re-read’ shelf and I’m already eagerly anticipating meeting Evelyn and her beaus again!