Cardinal Points by Dory Codington
Adventure / Romance. Cardinal Points begins at the very beginning of the American Revolution, the night the colonists of Boston, threw crates and crates of good China tea into the harbor to protest, taxes and Governors Hutchinson's decisions about shipping and selling.
Jason arrived in Boston just in time to get caught in the brewing turmoil over the tea stored on three ships. He had chosen to make Boston his home because of its busy port and the likelihood of finding a new berth, or even an officer's rank. But the chance to join the town mob, and engage in a bit of anonymous treason was too good to ignore.
Oona was there to help, anxious to be a part of the town's search for freedom and independence. She did not expect, while she stuck feathers in dark wool caps and boot black on familiar faces, to see a smile she had not seen for ten years. And when the man attached to the impish grin picked her up and kissed her while the crowd of disguised men howled, it was as if her dreams of the past ten years had come true.