North and South (Penguin Classics) - Elizabeth Gaskell was a contemporary of Dickens (and some believe he thought her the better writer). This novel is wonderful for any lover of Victorian literature. And the BBC adaption of the same is fantastic as well.
The moment she spies the rugged hunk in the faded jeans at the airport, Ellen knows she should run for cover. Instead, she throws caution to the wind and plunges into a sizzling affair with the gorgeous cop.
The Impetuous Bride by Kelly McClymer on StoryFinds -When you're the black sheep of a Victorian family and escape to America for an adventure and help runaway slaves find freedom it could get you killed.