Godspeed - February Grace
A powerful story of the desire to live and love, to belong.

The writing is contemporary, but with echoes of the style of a century ago. Works perfectly. Cory Doctorow channelled Dickens for one of his recent Steampunk short stories (can't remember the name) and I was hooked by how well that modern twist on an old and loved style worked. I felt Godspeed did the same with the style of the old romance novels, like those of Grace Livingston Hill.

Godspeed is a steampunk story where magic doesn't do away with agony, but miracles -- love -- are still possible.