Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 
Pub. Date: June 13, 2017


Goodreads says, "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.  Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon 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."

I read Taylor Jenkins Reid for the first time last year and absolutely loved both Maybe in Another Life and One True Loves. I look forward to checking this one out.  What do you guys think?

6 comments:

  1. This sounds like something Beatriz Williams would write! I loved One True Loves and plan to read her other contemporary novels but I will also be keeping my eye out for this one. Good pick!

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    1. I know, right?! I am loving the sound of this one. I hope you get to read more of her work. I plan to read After I Do next. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. Ohhh I love this pulp fiction-esque cover! Adding this one to my TBR!

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    1. Me too. It's a gorgeous cover. Thanks for visiting, Joy!

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  3. I love anything to do with Old Hollywood - and this one sounds like a lot of fun! Adding it to my list!

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    1. I hear you! I know we both love that sort of vibe. I'm glad you are adding it to your list. Thanks for visiting, Leanna!

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