Cadha's Rogue by R. L. Syme
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is an epic adventure that reminds me of Bertrice Small. Maas goes to sea with his adoptive father, leaving Cadha to dream of their future as man and wife. Except that he doesn't come back. It turns out that the sister he thought was dead isn't, so he stays in Scotland with her. Cadha will nit give him up and their future up so easily so she hires an old woman and her ship to take her to him. Along the way she discovers that the old woman is really a man named Valc. They get waylaid by a pirate and both end up in the sea. When Valc wakes up on a beach, Cadha is nowhere to be found. He finds help at a monetary and eventually finds her. They have realized that they love each other, but Valc insists that Cadha belongs with her intended, Maas, even though she wants to be with Valc. This is a well written story with likable characters, even the pirate. I can't wait to read the rest of this series.