Picking Up a General to Plow the Fields


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TL Note from timebun:

This is a reincarnation story, where you have a normal woman who gets thrown into the body of a village girl, and then does hard work actually farming and planting crops, using her modern knowledge and business sense to get some advantage, but not overpowering her opponents. She picks up an amnesiac general along the way, and gets him to plow the fields for her, hence the title. The romance is slow, sweet, and realistic and the sensible, smart female protagonist doesn’t rely on her love interest for everything.

Original summary :

The people of Dafang village all say, the personality of the Lian family’s eldest daughter changed dramatically after her engagement was cancelled by her fiance’s family, she became extremely forceful and unreasonable. After hearing this, Lian Fangzhou secretly thought: Forceful? My parents are dead, my little brothers and sister are still young, with no one lending a helping hand, there are too many people looking to bully us showing up at my door! There’s still the most shameless pair of uncle and aunt eyeing our few acres of land, and even scheming to sell me off as a concubine! Treating my siblings as servants at their beck and call! If I was not forceful, how would we be able to live in peace? Don’t tell me that I should act like the previous Lian Fangzhou and die from extreme anger? In order to quell this bunch of demons, break out a wide path to walk on, angelic faces are useless, only the tricks used by malevolent spirits are the way to go!

Picking Up a General to Plow the Fields average rating 4.3/5 - 79 user ratings
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Farmer Girl Heads the Family: Picking Up a General to Plow the Fields
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New SublimiSomnium rated it
January 22, 2017
Status: c22
Didn't want to review until the mentioned General shows up, but at this pace it's probably going to be a while.

The reason for the 3-star despite the sensible female MC is for all the other characters. Every villain thus far have been one-dimensional bullies, easily provoked and consequently manipulated into either embarrassing themselves or doing what somebody with even a nominal amount of human decency and common sense would do. Annoyingly enough, these bullies are usually older women.

The saving grace is the MC. She's got a good head on... more>> her shoulders and genuinely cares for her new younger siblings, which is cute. Also, her agricultural knowledge is a nice addition to what would otherwise be a typical reincarnation story. Her knowledge isn't OP, and she explains agricultural techniques which I find interesting.

Good for a light-hearted shoujo, but I'm getting a little tired of the formulaic confrontations. <<less
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Graestra rated it
September 12, 2016
Status: c1
This seems really interesting, it's a nice change from the traditional reincarnation into a bullied daughter of a prominent family, especially with her having to take care of her younger siblings.

I really hope someone picks this up soon.
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jkmessah rated it
October 8, 2016
Status: c6
It is quite refreshing to see the MC have siblings who are not total jerks and downright evil. The story is going at a believable rate and she's not OP with her modern knowledge of agriculture. The titular general have yet to appear but seeing how independent our adorable MC is, I'm not too worried of her being a completely dependent maiden in love that loses all her abilities or sense of responsibility. I am looking forward to how the story unfolds and the translator is doing a good job,... more>> though a little bit of grammar is off, nothing that would affect your reading significantly. <<less
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icecream rated it
September 25, 2016
Status: c4
I really like how the setting is slightly different from the usual. And the side-characters are really good. The mc is also cool and funny. Compared to the other reincarnation type novels, she is more down to earth and frank with her words. She isn't as caring and self-conscious of maintaining "face" and elegance for other people much either. So far a very promising story and female lead
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