Assassin Farmer


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Su Shuilian was the first legitimate daughter of a renowned embroidery family, but she was murdered by her jealous family member. After death, Su Shuilian’s soul enters an unknown female body who lives in a dynasty she had never heard of.

While trapped in the wilderness with her wolf pup companions, Shuilian picks up an assassin who was betrayed by his organization and saves him from the brink of death.

After making it out of the dangerous forest, the two travel to a small town with few inhabitants. There, they find a location with a picturesque scenery and disguise themselves as a married couple to buy a house to settle down in.

She was a girl unfamiliar to this world, and he was an infamous assassin. Journey with them as they adapt to their new life…

Associated Names
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Jiǎn méi shā shǒu zuò nóng fū
Picked up an Assassin to be a Farmer
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Recommendation Lists
  1. Very nice
  2. my favorite female protagonis novels
  3. Awesome romance novels
  4. Best Historical And Transmigration Chinese Novel
  5. Mordern gal in an Ancient land

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New Lissy rated it
September 6, 2019
Status: c105
OMG the best story of farmers of the ancient era, is that aaaaaaaaaaw I love both, ML is so cute and treasures our FL so much, FL is also beautiful that makes you want to pamper her hehe ♥ I will only say that it is recommended because it is worth reading, if you are a fan of romantic novels. ♥♥♥♥
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New Xyvel rated it
August 20, 2019
Status: c74
There is not much I could add after I read earlgreyt`s review (Thank you earlgreyt :D) because the review matches exactly my thoughts after reading 74 chapters of this story. *brushing my teeth*

Anyway in the beginning I really liked the sweet but capable FL and mysterious ML...

The further I read I really believe they are a well-balanced match even though I gradually started to get the feeling that the FL gets less capable except for embroidering. And the charm of the mysteriuos ML is sinking the more he "pampers" (if... more>> you want to call it "to pamper" if his wife isn´t even allowed to do some chores) his wife rotten.

Where is the brave independent FL from the cave?

.... Probably also drowned in all that syrup or more according to the story: hidden behind fluffy bedsheats.... <<less
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MissQ rated it
January 3, 2017
Status: c44
This is a very fluffy story of a cute couple. Just for the readers who say there is barely any plot, keep in mind that this is a slice of life....

Anyways, although I am the translator of this series, I tend not to read ahead. So I'm just as blind as ya'll.

The first chapter is a lot of information, but after that, it's just a simple novel. Enjoy!
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Myross17 rated it
July 7, 2017
Status: Completed
I just finished this story from raw and I 100% recommend this to any readers out there who like romance and fluffy story.

I like how loyal the ML is to the MC. How sweet he is to her and even though he don't know anything aside from killing, but for her, he learned how to cook (they said that he cooks like professional), how to farm, and even turning his back on his own riches (the money he accumulated for being assassin) just to make hersure happy.

There might be times... more>> that there are misunderstanding due to him, who don't know how toto express his thoughts and feelings but overall, their story is satisfying.

Their romance is smooth sailing, like they really don't have love rival (the only was Lu Wan'er but she really did nothing, she's more like an *insert character* in the story), and even though knowing their family background, their family allowed them to continue their love.

If you will ask me what is the thing I don't like in this story is most chapters are about them eating here and eating there hahaha maybe the author loves to eat, right? XD

I think this story should be R-15? Well, at first there is no mushy wushy part but when their children born, there will always part where they always have intense scene xD


a little bit spoiler about their life background.

The MC was actually long lost daughter of a king (?) /prince, a relatives of the emperor (I'm not quite sure what their status is) while the ML is a long lost son of an emperor of other country, I think he is supposed to be the crown prince but he doesn't want to be a prince and still remain in the small town/village where they stay.

They will have three children: Lin Long and Lin Xiao are twins and Lin Xi.

Lin Long even she's the only girl, she became the successor of their assassin group (i forgot what it called).

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feyries rated it
September 12, 2017
Status: c42
Read if you like:

  • Slice of life (seriously, there was one chapter that just described their newly renovated house)
  • No love triangles (at least, none so far... *crosses fingers)
  • Tsundere male leads (watching the ML slowly melting into a puddle of fluff was literally 80% of the entertainment)
  • Nice, but no-nonsense female leads
Don't read if you don't like any of the above.

But seriously, I urge you to give this story a try! It's not a martial arts story where the transmigrated female lead gets revenge on her... more>> entire family. It's not one of those cultivating stories where the transmigrated female lead has insane cheats and a spirit beast companion or two. What this is, is a heartwarming story about a girl who only knows how to embroider and an assassin who only knows how to kill, and how they fall in love and live out the rest of their days together.

This is the mac and cheese of stories, it's an afghan blanket in a dark winter night, it's chicken soup when you're running a cold.

Oh, and did I mention they have two pet snow white wolves? They're the cutest balls of fluff ever, because of course they would be. <<less
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Chaku rated it
February 15, 2017
Status: c5
Im already in love with this novel, it reminds me of another story called Kanata Kara which I adore.

MC is from a prominent family with unsurpassed skills in embroidery as the synopsis detailed, after becoming a victim of foul play she is reborn into another world where fantasy like creatures and people with powerful abilities exist.

Level headed, taking a pragmatic approach she ventures forth with very little and encounters many interesting and unusual things, her meeting with an injured man sees her connect with him in ways we are still... more>> yet to uncover :D

I enjoy the interesting characters, and since there are only 2 so far I look forward in seeing them both develop :D Su is very adorable, a floofy kind of character that is endearing with her ability to be positive and ready to get things done. Lin is the silent brooding type that seems at odds with this inner self, this guy needs to be more honest lol.

Su has 2 other companions that you will learn about as you read the novel :P so far there are only 9 chapters, hopefully we will see it spamming the Novel updates with multiple chapter releases! One can hope!. <<less
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Fathom rated it
June 7, 2016
Status: c3
Quite a different premise to all the Reincarnation plots. Unlike others who come from either the same world setting or a modern time, the MC is from the 1920s with the unusual background as an expert embroider. The chapter lengths are a decent length, and the translations are smooth. It is a bit of a slow start because the author really takes the time to detail what happened. I hope to read more in the future. Hopefully, a permanent translation group will pick up this project soon.
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Vanessanellyn rated it
May 30, 2017
Status: c55
This is soooo ADORABLE!! ❤❤ Like, really! If you want to read a fluffy but unique romance between a bashful girl and a retired (?) assassin then give this a try!

At first the assassin is literally an iceberg, but he gets exceedingly warm (well, only to the MC, haha) as time passes by in the novel. The author's writing style also makes you feel as if you are inside the story. It's a great read, and I'm really looking forward for more chapters. 😀😀
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TwoWhiteShirts rated it
June 4, 2016
Status: c3
This is actually pretty interesting. It's very descriptive without it being overdone and I feel like I'm living with the character herself :)
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earlgreyt rated it
April 18, 2019
Status: c50
Ay... I thought this story would have more realism or farming/building aspects than it actually does.
(╯≧Д≦)╯︵ ┻━┻ #disappoint#

But if you like fairy tales...

Basically, this is a very very very sugar-filled slice-of-life. It is not really about farming, there isn't much plot either. It is simply about a beautiful girl with the best embroidery skills who gets together with a handsome man with the best martial arts skills. Oh, the girl is transmigrated. But anyway, they move into a village and live a very very very fluffy and romantic... more>> life in harmony with pretty much everyone.

Don't get me wrong, fluff is great. But this novel is such an unending river of syrup with nothing to mix it up, readers might need a break now and then to rescue their rotted teeth.

Also I think the romance resonates better with younger readers, because you have moments like this:


MC feels insecure because she's been told that her personality is too low-key and unattractive to men. So MC wants to ask what the ML likes about her.

ML: "You don't know how beautiful you are."

.... wow not SHALLOW at all. Physical beauty is everything!!!!! (Yes, in Chinese, "beautiful" refers exclusively to physical appearance. It is not a metaphor for something deeper.)


Since there are no obstacles, the main couple pretty much get the best furniture, fix up the best house/scenery next to the best part of the river, basically achieve the best possible outcomes with very little effort. The guy's martial arts are so outstanding, just like a fairy. He can leap 15 meters in one jump, "cut" down an evergreen tree with one strike of his bare hands, and carry back a wagon-load of tree trunks from miles away (without the wagon) in a few hours.

I wish there was some comedy to cut this up... <<less
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poirot11 rated it
June 8, 2017
Status: c30
It's... It's... It's SO FLUFFY!! One of the novels that I read that made me smiley and giggling like a crazy person when I read this. The wolfs are also such a cutie pie, more like puppies, lol
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tulah rated it
May 4, 2017
Status: c25
Cute story enough to give you diabetes. This is another world migration but the main character isn't some full blown heavenly assassin lady and won't try to kill her enemies. This story so far is just a cute girl and her shy hasn't having fluffy moments and trying to make it in the world.
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Leic8162 rated it
May 6, 2018
Status: c58
I definitely can feel the love between female lead and male lead. Especially the male lead... he is spoiling his wife so much until made every girl and woman around them envy toward her.... and female reader also! Yeah, every wife want a husband like Lin Si Yao! Haha.

The translation is great! The team really did great job! Keep your work up, team!

But I found something lacking in here...

  1. Assasin Farmer. The tittle clearly said the previous male lead profession and he wanted to be a farmer. I thought that it would emphasize of "farmer life", his problem in farming, farming method etc. but it seemed my thought was wrong.
  2. Conflict. The story is quite slow pace so you'd better wait patiently if you are looking for conflict in this story. In 58 chapters so far there is no major conflict that will harm the characters life or their relationship. Just common love and trust problems in a couple. This is romance story afterall.
But I still want to give 5 stars because I am expecting big conflict in the future. The female lead original body's background is still mistery and... the male lead previous job, assasin, should become a troublesome matter right?

Am I expecting too high? I hope not!
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sharl rated it
November 19, 2017
Status: c46
This is one of those stories you read when you just want something fluffy, adorable and heartwarming. No side female characters plotting FL's death to get the ML, no jealous suitors regretting how the FL escaped their grasp and plotting to get her back, no jealous step-sisters and step-mothers (well, only at the beginning) to provide continuous tension and drama... no imperial politics or backstabbing characters (so far).

All there was, was a story of 2 people slowly growing together and cherishing each other. It will probably give you diabetes from... more>> how cute it is, but hey, if that's what you're after... <<less
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meiberry rated it
June 25, 2017
Status: c57
This is such a fluffy slice of life. I really like the main female lead. She has a great temper. The story premise is exactly as the summary describes.

The first chapter felt exceedingly long though, in describing the Republic era lifestyle of the main female lead. But after that, it gets to the main part of the story soon enough.

The Chinese novel is like 170~ chapters long. So far in the 50s chapters, it is still a very fluffy slice of life. The main male lead is basically the exact... more>> man we all want but who doesn't exist... I peeked at the chapter titles for the later chapters, and sure enough, later on by the 90s we might get some drama relating to the two main characters' past lives. <<less
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KKristen rated it
June 7, 2017
Status: c52
This was a very pleasant novel. Reading it will put you in a good mood. Can't wait for more!

So far, the tone and genre are mostly slice-of-life and romance. The characters are pure and honest, and so far the story hasn't had much strife. It's just a reincarnated girl and a former assassin starting a new life together -- traveling out of the forest, finding a place to stay, moving into a house, figuring out how to make a living wage, etc.

If anything, the only critism that I have is... more>> that some things go too smoothly/easily (a bit hard to believe) and that the two main characters are almost TOO pure. They're so honest and shy and sweet that it'll give you diabetes. It's definitely not just mindless fluff, though... It's easy to accept that maybe, they're just good people.

I can't help but predict that something dramatic is on the way (will either character's past life come back to haunt them?), but for now, things are just nice and simple.

The pacing of this story is good -- not too fast, but also not too slow. Although only 29 chapters are out at the time of this review, it still feels like quite a lot has been done.

The translation quality is also very good. Smooth English with little to no grammar mistakes.

If you're in the mood for something light and simple, give this a try!


As of chapter 50, this story stays at the same pace: slow. It is truly just a slice-of-life story in which their daily tasks and necessities are described in extensive detail. To be honest, while this story isn't bad, it has long lost any interest for me. I will probably drop it soon if there's isn't any excitement or change soon. <<less
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Biah_belle rated it
January 24, 2017
Status: c6
Little details, like the Shulian cooling her blistered feet in a stream to relax, make it really well written and easy to visualize. It is super interesting how she is making it by on her own considering she transmigrated into a wilderness with no humans in sight.
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purrrkitty rated it
July 2, 2018
Status: c62
OK I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I’VE READ!!! The relationship between MC and ML is so genuine, sweet and seems so natural. Every moment between them leaves a massive smile on my face, the author has made them both so loveable. Such a fluffy read!!!!!!
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Ethereal Blue
Ethereal Blue rated it
December 23, 2017
Status: c46
As of Ch46, this Novel is a sweet, quiet, island of peace in the ocean of fantasy & romance stories I've read recently. ... more>>

The story goes at it's own pace, there is no huge drama, any harem, or flashy stuff to speak of. I truly love how straightforward, honest & sweet the MC's are. Most times, I barely paid attention to the fact that Mr. Ex-Assassin is technically an OP character, since said power is mostly used for very sweet purposes, buhahaha. This Novel is truly about two hardworking, shy, awkward & incredibly sweet characters building a life together. The rest is cherry on top.


Sigh... I am a selfish person, I really wish this story keeps going just as quietly until the end. <<less
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DatRandomperson rated it
July 13, 2017
Status: c35
Kyaaaaaaah! Absolutely adorable and heartwarming with no unnecessary drama, although the plot could use a bit of work, I really this type of feel-good novel and sweet story. XD
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Lord of chaos Shaoyao
Okay this story is very sweet and happy. I don't recommend this to any people who are looking for fighting novel and those sort, but if u are looking for a simple life style story then this is the one for you!!

I ship these two so much and even though I hate the mother and daughter at the beginning. If u guys that have read the raw know then please comment I want karma to bite their ass.
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Jezvee rated it
March 29, 2017
Status: c16
Cute story so far. It's a bit slow right now but that's how I expected it to be. The main male lead is such a tsundere lol. I really like the MC as welll. I'm interested in how their romance will go.
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