The other middle letter of the alphabet, N, was an easy choice for me. Want to know what it is? Read on, dear friend, read on!
North & South
You are thinking this is some Civil War story, and I hate to break it to you, but you are wrong.
This is a fantastic tale by Elizabeth Gaskell (who also wrote Wives & Daughters), set in the industrial period, in England. We have a young woman who moves North with her family because her father has fallen on hard times (because he stuck to his principles), and they find there a vastly different world from the gentle South.
We also have a Jane-Austen-worthy romance between this young woman and a factory owner. In fact, there are ways that I like this story more than P&P. I'm sure Gaskell borrowed the plot line (all good authors do) and she made it her own.
While this is a book, I've only seen the screen version (with Richard Armitage, be still my heart!). I have the book on my Kindle but haven't gotten to it. I've read Gaskell before, and I like her work, so I'm sure the book will be just as wonderful as the mini-series, if not better.