Caroline from I’ll Take You to See the Ocean


1.   Tell us about your story:

o   What is the name of your book?

·   I’ll Take You to Seethe Ocean by Chantal Bellehumeur 

o   What genre is it?

·   I originally categorized it as woman’s literature, but men have been known to enjoy the fictional story. It’s a feel-good travel story.

o   When and where is your tale set?

·   The modern story starts off in Montreal (Canada) where the main character lives with her son.  They embark on a cruise along the St-Laurence River which takes them all the way to the Magdalen Islands. On their way back, they explore Gaspe and Quebec City.

2.   Who are you?

o   What is your name?

·   Caroline

o   Are you a fictional or historical character?

·   I am a fictional character.

o   What’s your role in the story – are you the protagonist or a supporting character?

·   I am the protagonist.

o   Are you a human, animal, alien, robot, or something completely different?

·   I am human

o   Do you consider yourself to be good, bad, or indifferent?  Would others agree with this assessment – why, or why not?

·   I consider myself to be a good person and mother. My son thinks the world of me.

3.   What do we need to know about you?

o   What is your personal goal?  I mean, what do you ultimately want?

·   I want what every loving mother wants; for her child to be happy. My son James had been dreaming about seeing the ocean for a while so I decided to take him on a cruise.

o   What is standing in your way?  What conflict(s) do you face?

·   Nothing is standing in my way per say, although I miss my deceased husband.

There are a few mishaps that happen in the story, but I don’t want to spoil it for the readers. 😉

o   Why is this goal important to you?  What’s your motivation?

·   James associates the ocean with his father, whom he never met. I felt that fulfilling his dream to see the ocean would somehow help him connect with him. Also, I just really want to see him happy.

o   If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be, and why?

·   I have a hard time letting go of my deceased husband. He died of cancer when I was pregnant with James.  Sometimes I feel it might be unhealthy, yet I want James to know whom his father was so continue to tell him stories and share pictures.  I think my behavior affected James.

4.   How do I get a copy of your book?

o   Is it available now, or when can we expect to see it released?

·   The book is available now to purchase as a paperback and Kindle on Amazon:

US   UK   CA

·   Those who have kindle unlimited can download a copy for FREE.

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