Reviews for The Drifter:

Readers wanting a good old fashioned Western romance need look no further than this one.

The novel is packed with realistic conflict.

This was a great novel to launch Schmidt`s latest series. It was a heartfelt and suspenseful novel that truly brings the Arizona Territory to life.

Anna Schmidt has a beautiful narrative and great characters. The descriptive setting was something else, it really pulled me in and set the scene remarkable well.

This book was full of exciting adventure, mystery and romance. The author has done a fantastic job of writing an exceptional western novel which I totally enjoyed.

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Reviews for The Drifter:

Anna Schmidt’s gift of storytelling has the ability to mesmerize the reader and transport them back to a place in time where simple survival came was fraught with many challenges.

"Readers wanting a good old fashioned Western romance need look no further than this one."
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"Oh dayum! The Drifter was GOOD! Freaking awesome characters--a fierce as hell heroine and one crazy sexy laid back cowboy, mystery and sabotage and a family doing everything they can to survive. Add in lots of cowhands who were all such characters and a cute pup named Cracker and I was just completely smitten with this one."

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Arizona Territory - 1867

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Arizona, formerly part of the Territory of New Mexico, was organized as a separate territory on February 24, 1863. The U.S. acquired the region under the terms of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the 1853 Gadsden Purchase. Arizona became the forty-eighth state in 1912.

By the 1880s, the Arizona Territory was bustling with fortune seekers hoping to strike it rich.  The discovery of gold in 1863 near Prescott, which became the territorial capital in 1864, and the 1877 discoveries of silver at Tombstone, near Tucson, and copper at Bisbee, brought back many of those who had traveled through Arizona in 1848 on their way to the goldfields of California.

Traveler Emma H. Adams, of Cleveland, Ohio, visited Tucson in 1884. She described it as "a queer old town," but was struck by the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the desert outpost:
Americans, Mexicans, Germans, Russians, Italians, Austrians, Frenchmen, Spaniards, Greeks, the Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, the African, Irishman, and Sandwich Islander are all here, being drawn to the spot by the irresistible mining influence.

To and Fro in Southern California
Emma H. Adams, 1976 [c1887], 55-56. ”California as I Saw It:” First-Person Narratives of California’s Early Years, 1849-1900


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