What’s so great about September? It’s time for a new Harts of the Rodeo Book!
Duke: Deputy Cowboy by Roz Denny Fox is the third in the series and one you do not want to miss! To give you a taste for the story, here is an interview of the main characters:
Questions and Answers from Duke and Angie
1. What is your greatest accomplishment?
Duke: Working up the nerve to ask Angie for a date.
Angie: Deciding to leave Texas when I was pregnant and almost broke.
2. What trait is most important in a friend?
3. What do you most enjoy about your job?
Duke: Being a deputy is never boring, and it’s not all working at a desk.
Angie: I like making horse treats that are nutritious, but that horses love.
Part time at the school—I like the people I work with, and the kids.
4. Who do you most admire and why?
Duke: My cousin Ace, because he’s smart, easy-going, and accepts me as I am.
Angie: Sarah Hart, because she’s a strong woman and has held her family together through hard times and with a deep faith.
5. Name your biggest regret.
Duke: Probably that I never knew my mother.
Angie: That work sometimes has to come before spending time with my son.
6. What makes you angry or upset?
Duke: When my twin brother, Beau, nags at me to ride better in rodeos.
Angie: I get angry when people mistreat animals, or dump them like trash.
7. What trait would you like to change about yourself?
Duke: I worry too much about the family. I don’t like squabbles.
Angie: Oh my…a too short nose, a too wide mouth, a tendency to eat too much.
8. What is your most treasured possession?
Duke: I’d have to say my dog, Zorro.
Angie: A silver cross on a thin chain that belonged to my grandmother.
9. What makes you happy?
Duke: Watching the sun rise on a clear day.
Angie: Seeing my son laugh.
10. Of what are you most afraid?
Duke: A concern that something bad may happen to someone in my family;
my younger cousin, Tuf Hart, is in the military, you know.
Angie: I worry most about my son’s safety. I know you have to give a child
space, but it’s hard not to be over-protective.
11. If they made a movie of your life, what genre would it be?
Drama, tragedy, comedy, adventure, romance, or a combination thereof.
Duke: You didn’t mention Western. I grew up loving every John Wayne
spaghetti-western, which is why I’m nicknamed, Duke.
Angie: If I go way back I’d have to say part drama, part adventure, with a
hope for romance. (The last she says with a shy glance at Duke)