Here is a quote about the author, Charlotte Yonge, a Victorian era author, from the preface:
There was then less distinction between books for the young and those for adults. this appeal to a wider age range was probably due to the habit of families reading out loud. Miss Yonge, therefore, had devoted readers in all categories, and among her adult admirers were some very impressive personages, such as: William Morris, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Tennyson, and Lewis Carroll. Some of Miss Yonge's best-known works are The Heir of Redclyffe, The Trail and The Daisy Chain.
Clicking the names of the titles will take you to copies of these books that you can read online.
I think I'll go ahead and start reading these stories to the kids every Sunday. They still love when I read out loud and I enjoy it too.