Romance of a Shop
Four sisters lose their father in 1880 and decided to open a photography studio to keep themselves instead of separating. All of the sisters have distinct, real personalities. Kind of like a Victorian Sex and the City, each sister has a man who want's her affection, sometimes more than one. It's short, to the point, and a fun read. I recommend it to anyone who has a few extra hours (Emily I think you'd really enjoy this.) A lot of cultural references, so footnotes help, but it's obvious that this was on the edge of socially acceptable.