A Mistaken Marriage Match: Record of Washed Grievances


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She is intelligent, beautiful, calm, and professional. As the youngest chief forensic investigator for the past few years, her future was very bright. All of this, however, changed with a bizarre time-travel.

Her face was now destroyed. All right. But unexpectedly she was also a “gift” from a small kingdom! Her life deviated from the initial course. By her side would from time to time emerge bizarre and bewildering incidents. She makes painstaking investigations, unravels the layers of mysteries, pleads for justice on behalf of the living ones, and redresses injustices for the dead. There have been no vengeful spirits under her knife!

Just as everything has settled down, as she looked back, she was inwardly glad. One life, one world, two-people. Today’s mistaken marriage is only to be tied with you.

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1st Book in the A Mistaken Marriage Match Series
Cuo Jia Liangyuan Zhi Xi Yuan Lu
Sai Gả Tàn Nhan Hệ Liệt: Tẩy Oan Tập Lục
Related Series
A Mistaken Marriage Match: A Generation of Military Counselor (Sequel)
A Mistaken Marriage Match: Mysteries in the Imperial Harem (Sequel)
A Mistaken Marriage Match: Pursuit of Murderer in Liao Yue (Sequel)
A Mistaken Marriage Match: The Pirate’s Daughter (Same Franchise)
Bone Painting Coroner (4)
The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor (3)
A Mistaken Marriage Match: A Generation of Military Counselor (2)
Gu Fang Bu Zi Shang (1)
The Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage (1)
Empress with no Virtue (1)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Historical Romance (BxG)
  2. BG novels I have read
  3. Historical Romance
  4. Ancient china
  5. Forensic and medical

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CTF-Brogan rated it
December 18, 2015
Status: --
In my opinion, I much prefer “Record of Washed Grievances” than “Generation of Millitary Counselor”... just that I love the character here more than the other, don't get me wrong, their both pretty badass and that is very cool but, well it all comes down to preferences...
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riida rated it
January 6, 2016
Status: --
This is not as much a romance as a detective story.

Too bad words like "romance" and "marriage" scare most people away from such a great read as this.
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Mavsynchroid rated it
November 8, 2017
Status: Completed
This is really a tragedy. This is a light hearted novel that could have been much more popular, but was absolutely ruined by poor translating and editing. One chapter started of with the sentence...

"The wind on the ear. "

That's it. It was supposed to describe the weather, I think. This novel was extremely painful to read. It really is a shame as I'm sure it would rate higher and be more popular if it wasn't so badly translated and edited. Funny thing is, it was... more>> one of those novels where the editor made a point to have "Edited by (editor's name) " at the start of every chapter. Not sure taking credit for this quality was a smart idea.

Anyway, unless you're used to reading quality comparable to machine translated novels, I recommend waiting until this novel is completely redone, if that will ever happen. If not, you may be completely spoiled towards the novel, not enjoying it at all due to the carelessness of the team that worked on it.

P.S. I think the careless translator has some weird fetish for commas. That, or he simply doesn't get sentence structures so just peppers them in everywhere. <<less
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Neverim rated it
September 30, 2016
Status: Completed
An extremely comfortable read - there's a balance of intrigue, comedy and dash of action (though less than GoMC) that keeps you going through the chapters without feeling worn out.

It weaves well with its sequel, not necessarily just from Zhou Qing's POV but also supplementing missing scenes that cannot be found in GoMC and explaining how certain events happened. In a way, it makes you curious about the other two novels to find out what happened on the other sisters' side of the story, without leaving gaping holes in the... more>> main character's story.

There really isn't much to spoil and most of the reason why it's so comfortable is that the two protagonists coordinate better than the other two novels' MCs. It's also a lot less frustrating and quite amusing to read how their relationship progress. <<less
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yzrahc rated it
July 21, 2016
Status: c57
As far as I've read, the MC stayed true to her character which makes her very likable plus the foxy male MC which compliments her. The story is very charming and most of the side characters will make you root for them. Also, it is not totally about romance but with mysteries where the MC helped with limitation which is actually good while emphasizing the area she is good at. If Gu Yun is perfect for crashing people who are stubborn and hard to please people then Zhou Qing is... more>> perfect for making everyone be enchanted by her with her cold attitude even with those proud and stubborn people. <<less
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Aster Anemone rated it
May 24, 2017
Status: c112 part2

Now I want to re-read Gu Yun's story after reading this.

It was good story. Light romance unlike its sequel (military one). MMC and FMC were very likable and many side characters were also solid and eye catching. Story sometimes feels like blowing minor things out of proportion but anything is feasible in this type of setting. I would love to read "Mo Bai's" romance as he is very heroic character too.
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Tarroyn rated it
September 21, 2017
Status: Completed
Most novels fit into genres very well, things defined far before or by the sheer common-ness of the novels tropes (at least from the translation's beginning). A record of washed grievances is refreshingly original, even as it steps near quite a few cliches of female lead romance novels. Unfortunately, not everything is sunshine and rainbows. Record of Washed Grievances is hurt most by an awkward transition between the genres it flits between. It jerks between a quality romance and a somewhat underwhelming mystery plotline, and fails to explore the depths... more>> of either to the extent that they could be. What we get is a lighthearted, fun read with a few memorable events that stick out among just a bit of awkwardness. Worldbuilding:

The Mistaken Marriage Match series involves a world that feels even more romanticized than the usual romanticized views of the past within time travel romances. The series gives a lot more emphasis to the power of the women beyond harem or romantic manipulations, and the end result is quite enjoyable. The world is vibrant and luxurious but not flat, and fits the tone of the novel very well. I enjoyed this setting more than the usual time travel setting, as it set the stage for something more deep than changing an emperor's mind, killing an heir, or marrying a husband. Its refreshing and enjoyable to see tribulations and success outside of inheriting a throne or some sort of comparison between two women's ability to be wives in ancient times. Characters:

The characters is really where the novel shines. The main relationship between the male lead and the female lead is exciting because it carries a different dynamic: Zhou Qing can be lazy and playful like other female leads, but Lou Xi Yan is a fox himself, and their resulting banter is quite fun to read. The rest of the cast doesn't lose out in depth. One of the strengths of this novel is the connecting novels to it, a Generation of Military Counselor and Mysteries in the Imperial Harem both exist within the same world and time frame, and serve as companion pieces directly and indirectly. Directly, they allow you to experience and re-experience the world from different perspectives, and indirectly they force the novel to explore other viewpoints and expand on the characters beyond their purpose within the novel. Even the stereotypical "rival" character ends up being someone who feels human: Her undying love for our male lead doesn't feel like irrational given how he acted (and acts) around her, and the resolution of the affair is poignant and matches the seriousness with which the romance is presented. Story Development:

Record of Washed Grievances carries essentially parallel plotlines: one for the romance between the two leads, and one for the detective work that Zhou Qing is dragged along for. The former is magnificently done, drifting between serious moments and fluff like a fish in water. The latter is a bit weak, however. To some extent, the mystery doesn't live up to the romance. Although it carries a lot of significance (it might even be more significant than the relationship), it's just less exciting than the next moment of intimacy between our two leads. The end of the novel sort of meshes the two plotlines together, which ended up feeling a little bit underwhelming. One last thing worth noting is that a fair bit too much attention was placed on the time travel device; while it does increase the gravity of Zhuo Qing's love, it ends up feeling like a relic of A Generation of Military Counselor more than a piece of Record of Washed Grievances, especially with its slightly awkward placement. Enjoyment:

So here's the rub. Without trying to insult translators, because translators do the job for free and often out of the generosity in their hearts (and sometimes our wallets), the current translation, as of 2017/09/20, is kind of bad. Its not bad from an accuracy standpoint, as far as I know, but the phrasings are awkward in places and the text just does not always flow well. And that's unfortunate, because even then the good moments in Record of Washed Grievances stand out. This makes Record of Washed Grievances a "skim and reread" type of novel: hunt for your favorite moments, and often times those are well edited and enjoyable. The in-between is just a little rough on the edges. I recommend A Mistaken Marriage Match: Record of Washed Grievances to people who love time travel romance or romance in general. If you're interested in the genre or just want a good romance, I think Eight Treasures Trousseau or To Be a Virtuous Wife are better places to start, but Record of Washed Grievances is definitely not far behind. <<less
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Biah_belle rated it
June 24, 2016
Status: c36
I regret putting this novel off to read because I thought it was too high iQ for me. It's actually easy to read and easy to understand as well as totally interesting !
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annkanni rated it
September 1, 2017
Status: Completed
This is the first novel of the original series and my second favourite among the entire A Mistaken Marriage Match collection.

... more>>

The original series tells the story of 3 sisters from Hao Yue whose parents were mu*dered, clearing the way for mercenaries to forcibly transport them to Qiong Yue as gifts to 3 prominent men. As tributes the sisters are downgraded to concubine status, disabling them from ever becoming wives.

While taking shelter from the rain, the sisters decide to disfigure their faces and commit su*cide to escape their fate. The mercenaries attempt to save them. Eldest sister Qing Ling and youngest sister Qing Mo die, (the souls of modern- day Forensic Investigator Zhuo Qing and Captain Gu Yun transmigrate into their bodies), while second sister Qing Feng survives.

The sisters are drugged unconscious the rest of the way, causing a major plot twist which would explain the first part of the title.

Each novel covers one sister's POV:

  1. A Mistaken Marriage Match: A Record of Washed Grievances (plot twist)
  2. A Mistaken Marriage Match: A Generation of Military Counselors (youngest sister Qing Mo / Captain Gu Yun)
  3. A Mistaken Marriage Match: Mysteries in the Imperial Harem (plot twist)
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Shien rated it
April 2, 2016
Status: --
I like this story more than generation of the military counselor. I love the main character in this story, the male and female protagonist matched each other. I just much prefer zhuo qing than gun yun.

Zhuo qing is a calm, smart, rational woman with icy attitude and Luo Xi Yan is a calculating but calm, gentle, and smart man. For me they are perfectly suited to one another.
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Brasdf rated it
April 14, 2021
Status: Completed
The story is about an intelligent and cool headed forensic pathologist that is transferred to some world similar to ancient China along with her detective friend, which appears in this book, but has her own book that focuses on her, and there is a third book as well.

Both the female lead and male lead are very intelligent, which is fun. Due to the occupation of the female lead the stories are usually crime mysteries solved with her help and most of them are pretty good.

Translation wise, while I appreciate the... more>> fan translation and am grateful, honestly the quality isn’t great. Sentences often won’t make sense or use non English phrases like “lowly shouted” (I’m not sure what it supposed to mean. Quietly ? Abruptly ? Indistinctly?) and people exchange “lines of sight” and so on.

Given a professional level translation I would have given it a 4, but as it is now I can only give a 3. If you are used to this level of English or don’t mind, then it is recommended. <<less
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wookraeth rated it
July 21, 2020
Status: c20
I read the 2nd book before this one 'cause I thought the stories aren't related (oops)
So far I prefer this one over Gu Yun's one. 2nd book gave me the impression that Zhuo Qing is this calm, cool, collected person, basically the kind lacking emotions which I don't really like). So I didn't really expect much going back to read this.

But, then I started reading it and-

Zhuo Qing is not that boring person, she's just good at not showing it. Her thoughts are comical at times and overall I can relate to her better than I can to Gu Yun.

Reading about the forensic results and other general knowledge regarding it are also interesting, or at least it's much more enjoyable than reading about military drills on the other book. (Near the end I skipped a whole of of the trainings part). But then again, everyone have their own preferences, so won't comment much about that.

At the end, I'd say so far so good. (Heck I want to give 5 stars rating but somehow misclicked to 4 stars and can't seem to find a way to change it to 5 aaAAAaAA)
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iampheng rated it
May 21, 2018
Status: Completed
I liked this one better than the other time traveling sister one (Gu Yun). This is mainly because the MC and ML know that they want each other and own up to it. The MC, yes...., can be described as cold, but that's just her front. The lead couple have just the right amount of push and pull to be alluring to readers.
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rndmsmmrflng rated it
November 9, 2020
Status: c64
Dropped this at ch64. I initially want to read this bec of its tag (Investigation; Mystery). I like reading stuff about smart MC—BUT I can't bear the translation. Maybe I'm just too dumb or what but there's a lot of grammatical errors, sentences that sometimes don't make sense.

Aside from poor translation (in my opinion) the status of the characters were poorly established. Like the Emperor, can he really go outside that easily just to ride a horse and parade a woman? He's unreasonable but maybe that's also part of his... more>> characteristics. Another one, the ladies. In ancient china (based on the novels I've read before) weren't ladies in noble homes not allowed to go out alone? I mean they should at least have one attendant, right? Yet the ladies sneaks out and openly walk and barge in some houses to investigate and interrogate.

I like that the MC tackles about her prev job even though I don't understand most of the terms. It excites me. It's just that it's poorly translated in my own opinion and it ruins the mood whenever it's building up. <<less
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Saphie rated it
June 28, 2020
Status: Completed
2nd time rereading it and now, I realized some things. MC is strong but she emits the scent of weakness and impulsiveness. Smart, but I dont find her attitude right for someone who transmigrated. In what way, I cant explain well.

ML is crafty, foxy. I find it hard to believe that a person with that kind of character can fall in love with someone in a short time.

... more>>

What happened to Princess Chao Yun (???) ?? Did they know that West Empress Dowager's medicine she let Princess take to LXY is addictive? Why isn't he addicted then?


3.5/5 considering that I enjoyed this the first time I read it lol. <<less
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PiCrazy31415 rated it
July 4, 2018
Status: Completed
Great as expected, but for some reason I just prefer the Military sequel better. Perhaps because I read Military first, when I read this I was pretty disappointed that the story ended so early. I wanted to get ZQ's opinions on events that happened later in Military, but this only covered like half of the story. Plus I kept on fact checking, which probably also wasn't helpful.

I do love ZQ and LXY, especially the fact that they both have both high IQ and high EQ (looking at the low EQs... more>> of the GY x SL couple cough) and realize quite early on that they want to be together. Perhaps that is also kind of why I'm less interested, since they decided it early on so there's a bunch of relationship drama. Like here the Princess is really pretty annoying and never ends up really being wrapped up, whereas the biggest love rival in Military was AT, who was always supportive and helpful with GY. Imperial harems are always hit or miss with me, especially when the emperor seems so evil in this story vs the Military story. God, the emperor was such an as*hole in this story especially at the beginning. I don't quite remember if this switch of names is covered in Military, but that's inconsequential. I guess mostly what drew me off was that it seemed like ZQ and LXY weren't very OP here, since they might be OP with their brains but without also having the physical OPness as in GY x SL, they were much more vulnerable. I'm mostly looking at all of the political maneuvering and the emperor's a**holey behavior here. Quite salty about that. I guess I was also slightly disappointed that ZQ never ended up telling LXY about her actual identity like GY did, though LXY inferred some of it already.

Ultimately, when I was reading this, I guess I felt an overwhelming urge to go back and reread Military. Maybe I'm just addicted to the macho couple.

Edit: alright, after writing this, I'm actually going to do reread Military. After skimming the sequels first for GY x SL parts. I probably have a problem. <<less
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hjieru rated it
February 6, 2018
Status: Completed
I like the interaction between MC and her husband ❤️?. Prime Minister LXY is so good with his words
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
November 30, 2017
Status: Completed
It was enlightening to read all of the MC's descriptions for the autopsies and how she survives in a world that does not recognize the career-woman. She also knows when something is beyond her and she needs someone's help, which is an important quality to have. She knows what she knows, but she is not a superhero and knows her limitations.

Unlike with Gu Yun's story, the romance here is not forced and is easier to read. Since the MC is actively hitting on the man she loves, it's pretty refreshing... more>> to see. <<less
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Zari rated it
September 23, 2016
Status: --
Very smart female lead. Not the sly and sneaky type that "smart" female leads usually get made out to be; she has real brains. Very confident and independent. I also love the fact that this is one of the pitifully few stories where the female doesn't catch feelings first!
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yup987 rated it
November 16, 2021
Status: Completed

Previous to this I had read this series 2nd book: Generation of Military Counselors (rated 4/5) which was about MC's best friend - Gu Yun, also transported to another world by a mysterious golden Bagua. I thought I would enjoy Gu Yun's story more and thus read it earlier, but when actually comparing those two stories, I like this one more. Characters are much more to my taste and romance was more pleasant to read.

I love transmigration novels and when I found those I thought "why not?". Solving criminal cases... more>> was something fresh and interesting (saying it as a fan of detective novels).

In some places, the story was dragging on in my opinion, but I think it was because I read Gu Yun's story first and knew the outcome. I quite enjoyed this one and recommend it to anyone who's thinking of starting reading it. <<less
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