Review – Alice in Theatreland by Julia Roberts

I first came into contact with Julia when I read and adored her first book Life’s a Beach and Then… (Liberty Sands trilogy, book one) and I really enjoyed her writing.   When I met up with Julia recently and had a tour of QVC (which was fab by the way!) she told me more about her new book and I couldn’t wait to read it and be part of her blog tour.

So Alice in Theatreland – wow! Just wow! At first I thought it would be a light-hearted good book about a girl wanting to succeed in the world of theatre.  But how wrong I was.

It was a book about friendship and bullying and fulfilling your dreams.  It was full of mystery and suspense and it was a truly gripping read.  Julia’s characterisation is brilliant.  There are characters you love and characters that you hate! I loved the friendship between Alice and Gina which was tested at times but absolutely came shining through.

There were tons of twists and turns throughout the cleverly woven plot, to keep the pages turning and I seriously couldn’t put it down, devouring it in a very short space of time.   A most entertaining and exciting read with an ending that is most fulfilling.

A very different book to Julia’s Liberty Sands series, both equally fabulous but for those wanting to read a book that will make you forget the outside world and be totally engrossed and captivated, then I highly recommend this!


It’s summer 1976; London is languishing in the sultry heat. Beautiful and talented nineteen-year-old, Alice Abbott, arrives in the city with high hopes of one day seeing her name up in lights but first she must impress Richard, the producer of a new West End show, Theatreland.

Alice is befriended at the audition by the more experienced Gina, who, although burdened by her own dark secrets, is determined to protect the newcomer from the sleaze behind the glamour. She also attracts attention from the male lead in the show, Peter, a former pop star struggling to escape his playboy reputation.

Alice’s star seems to be rising as fast as the temperature until she naively accepts an impromptu dinner invitation from Richard. What happened that night? And how far will Richard go to protect his guilty secret?

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Julia Roberts’ passion for writing began when, at the age of ten, after winning second prize in a short story-writing competition, she announced that she wanted to write a book. After a small gap of forty-seven years, and a career in the entertainment industry, Julia finally fulfilled her dream in 2013 when her first book, a memoir entitled One Hundred Lengths of the Pool, was published by Preface Publishing. Two weeks later she had the idea for her first novel, Life’s a Beach and Then…, book one in the Liberty Sands Trilogy, which was released in May 2015.

Julia still works full-time as a Presenter for the TV channel QVC, where she has recently celebrated her twenty-third anniversary.

She now lives in Ascot with her partner of thirty-nine years and occasionally one or other of her adult children and their respective cats.

You can find out more about Julia and her upcoming books on her Facebook page and her website

You can also follow her on Twitter @JuliaRobertsTV


By Julia Roberts

Life’s a Beach and Then… (Liberty Sands trilogy, book one)

If He Really Loved Me… (Liberty Sands trilogy, book two)

It’s Never Too Late to Say… (Liberty Sands trilogy, book three)

Time for a Short Story

The Shadow of Her Smile (free short story on

One Hundred Lengths of the Pool




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