Book review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo 


Historical Romance

Book review: The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo 

By Amore Fannon

One book that I constantly hear the name of but never read until now was The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo.

The novel itself is a semi-complex historical romance, as it follows an old Hollywood actress named Evelyn Hugo.  She gives her life stories to a small-time journalist with whom she develops a connection.  

The story is narrated by Evelyn and broken up into eras based on the husbands. Evelyn is the powerhouse of the story, 

She reenacts events of her and the seven husbands, then reveals who her one true love is. 

I’ll be honest, I’m not a very emotional person, but I found this book heartbreaking, past the sadness Evelyn shows a great representation of various serious topics like abuse, domestic violence, and lgbtq+ relationships throughout the late 1900s.

Evelyn is a complex character, with a complex life. The more you learn about her, the more you learn about each character’s narrative. I’m not the best at character analysis or psychology, but Evelyn puts the reader in not only her shoes but also the thought process. 

This book is very much like stepping stones, each page leads to a completely new situation followed by previous events. I will say if you don’t like surprises, then this book is not for you. 

This book is the definition of going after what you want, and then realizing that what you want may not be what you need. Something that is a hard concept for some people to grasp. 

I strongly recommend this book to people who look for thrills, excitement, and cliffhangers. If those are for you, then this book is for you.