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Character Interviews: Gilbert Rochambeau of In the Eye of the Beholder


BB: Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself.


GR: My name is Gilbert Rochambeau; I'm from the Camargue, in the south of France. The Camargue is famous for its white horses and black bulls, both of which I know something about.


BB: What role do you play in your book?


GR: I start out as valet to Francois Delacroix, but eventually become majordomo for his cousin, Claire Delacroix.


BB: How did you meet your author?


GR: I started out as a minor character in the story, but I would not be quiet and so she wrote more about me.


BB: Do you get along with your author?


GR: I think she has a crush on me.


BB: Is this your first role in a publication?


GR: Yes.


BB: Do you plan on returning in other books?


GR: I will be back in the sequel, "In The Eye of The Storm."


BB: Do you like how you were written?


GR: Yes; I wound up being much more brave than I thought I would be.


BB: What is the most interesting thing that happened to you in this book?


GR: Moving from Paris to London, where I learn a great deal about myself.

BB: Who is your favorite character in your book, besides yourself? Why?


GR: Claire. I am in love with her, but no one can know; she is married to Erik LeMaitre.


BB: Is there anything we should know about you that we haven't been told in your book?


GR: My leg was injured in a freak accident while I was out riding on our family's cattle ranch. That is why I walk with a cane.


BB: How do you feel about the way your story ended?


GR: Optimistic, because there is more to come.


BB: Thank you Gilbert. Hope to hear more about you soon.


To learn more about Gilbert Rochambeau check out In the Eye of the Beholder by Sharon E. Cathcart.


Book Description: When French equestrian Claire Delacroix loses her fiancé in a tragic accident, she comes to live at the Paris Opera during its 1890s heyday. Life is not easy for a woman in fin de siècle France, where her rights are determined by a male guardian. Claire, both intelligent and independent, chafes under the strictures of her time. Whilst working at the opera, she meets a mysterious, masked stranger: Erik. Is it possible that the two of them will heal the pain of each other's past?

2 comments:

Sharon E. Cathcart said...

Thank you so much for sharing Gilbert's story. (He is a little on the shy side, as his readers know.)

Maria Savva said...

Intriging interview, Sharon, or should I say, Gilbert? :)
This book is waiting in line to be read, my to-read list is sooo long!!