Blissful Days After Widowhood


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Gu Yin fainted after working overtime. When she opened her eyes, she had transmigrated into a farmer’s daughter-in-law. That daughter-in-law had a tragic life. She was sold as a child bride when she was young. After a few years, she finally had a happy life when her man was called by the court to be conscripted into the army.

Gu Yin did not suffer herself, she set up a stall and opened a shop relying on her family’s craftsmanship, and still lived a prosperous life.

Seeing that life was getting better, her mother-in-law advised her to remarry while she was young, and she also found an honest and handsome poor scholar for her.

Until a man who should have died in battle suddenly came back on the Ghost day.

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丧夫后的滋润日子 (old title)
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New jbkb_gims rated it
April 6, 2024
Status: Completed
I like the characters; the female lead, male lead, and even the side characters. The female lead while smart and crafty wasn't perfect, which I appreciated. The male lead was an endearing mix of serious and sweet which I found adorable. The kids were cute and not irritating. The mother-in-law wasn't a greedy harpy. The father-in-law was generous to a fault.

This story was for the most part a family/slice of life drama. The romance really is just a subplot and he doesn't make a reappearance until way into the story... more>> (I mean like past chapter 200).

My main gripe (and the reason I did not give it a higher rating) is that it just abruptly stops, it doesn't even feel like an end. I would have liked to have had a more definite conclusion or maybe some epilogues. Not just about the main characters but about some of the side characters; and even about the main antagonists of the lead characters.

Other than that, it was an enjoyable and kind of mellow story. <<less
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New bookmunchies rated it
March 23, 2024
Status: Completed
Lots of things were annoying, only recc if you don't really have much desire for anything, and are just real bored and have 10 other things in circulation too, including tv shows and anime and movies not just other reading material. Starts of sorta ok but just falls apart the more it goes on. I actually have a lot of bad things to say so I will refrain tbo, because there is no balance of some compliments, but I did read till the end so at least it does have... more>> that going for it. <<less
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Meatshield rated it
July 15, 2022
Status: --
This story was unexpectedly cute and charming. The synopsis made it seem like it would be very cliché and while there were some common tropes, the author manages to add some fun twists that elevate the story.

Although I've read a lot of novels about cooking and running a restaurant, this author still managed to surprise me with the innovative tactics the MC used to draw in customers. For example, ... more>>

in the beginning, I thought it was hilarious that the MC asked her MIL to publicly berate her in front of their stall to gain sympathy and drive up their sales.


As the ML, there isn't actually much to say about him. He's a good guy and he and the MC get on well enough but the role he plays in the story is small compared to some other characters. He doesn't appear until about halfway through the story and he and the MC are very lowkey as a couple. I think it's because both of their primary love languages are acts of service and gift giving. Most of the time the MC shows love by cooking for the ML while he often walks her home after work. The two are very pure and shy so they barely have skin to skin contact and they don't actually enter the bridal chamber until the extras so I think if you're looking for an extremely passionate and romantic couple then this wouldn't be the text for you.

While the romance is extremely slow and subtle, the family dynamics between the MC, her tsundere mother-in-law, sensible baby brother-in-law, and adopted precocious son are incredibly sweet. I particularly loved that the MIL is genuinely a good human being.

Even during their most difficult times she treats the MC like her own daughter and never tries to take advantage of her. When she realizes the MC is better at handling some situations than her, she is more than happy to take a step back and let MC take charge of their family affairs. She is protective of the MC because she cares for her but also sees her as an equal who deserves respect which is just so refreshing to see when so many of these types of novel like to demonize the MIL character. I wish we had more decent MIL characters in literature because it's so much nicer seeing women supporting other women rather than tearing them down for the sake of men.

I also liked seeing the family-like relationships the MC formed with the other side characters too like her apprentice, neighbours, friends, employees, and etc and the few unexpected redemption arcs for some minor characters.

Overall, although this romcom was light on the romance, it was a fun and satisfying read that left a warm and fuzzy feeling in my heart. <<less
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Eeria rated it
September 25, 2022
Status: Completed

It’s a great story if you like « FL getting rich in ancient China » settings. The pace is slow but not uneventful. The romance is quite slow as well and to be honest not very fluffy. The focus of the story is on the FL adjusting in her new environment while finding ways to survive. I love how there are more positive characters then villains in the story. Of course there are bad people but the good people stand out more in the novel.
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March 11, 2023
Status: Completed
Finally finished reading~

A very good and simple slice of life story with an ancient chinese setting.


I admire the author for putting in some suspense and "potential-dramatic" plots and characters, and then tossed them to the side, forgotten and occasionally mentioned.


Romance is quite smooth sailing and natural. As if you expect this is how it is, no melodrama at all (which is how I like it).

And I really like how harmonious the families are. All in all, a worth-binge reading^^

Edited: I can't edit the stars 😭

It's definitely 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Nelle rated it
August 7, 2022
Status: Completed
4.5 stars

This one is so good!! The character developments happening throughout the story? *Chef's kiss* Even the mature and smart characters get the chance to learn from their mistakes. Characters change, yes, even the bad guys. The most fleshed out character in the story imo is Gu Ye, our little prince. The romance did not happen until maybe the second half of the story. It was so slow-paced too and not even the main driving force of the plot. It's the familial ties of the characters that makes this a... more>> very warm read. The side stories are a little disappointing though and there's one character who I feel is redundant and unnecessary (see spoiler).


There's a reborn person who has an instinctive fear about Gu Ye. I don't see how her role truly affected the plot and the other characters. She was an unnecessary addition to the story. Even the times when she appeared felt like an afterthought of the author.

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Roxasfleur rated it
July 23, 2023
Status: c106
I came for romance and got other things instead.

This story is not big on romance. Both leads only met halfway through the story. It is instead a story of growth and building a business, with a little mix of parenting and those are the true charms of this story.
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cgernator95 rated it
February 14, 2023
Status: c109
The story is good. But the translator is posting from a website where you have to pay to read. Everywhere else has a different translation. So unfortunately have to stop reading. It's too bad because this translator is really good!
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November 13, 2022
Status: c90
Rating 3.7/5

This is a good read but can be boring in few parts. Of course this is a slice of life but there are elements which could have been fleshed out more but yeah... nevermind. The MC life was too smooth not that I complain. It was little boring in first half of the story like nearly 57 long chapters all that happened was MC and MIL going to new place start own business, make their own group and teach (?) the sucmbag family a lesson that's all. Most of... more>> the content was about food (for someone who has never seen or eaten any Chinese dishes this part was very boring and brain consuming. I skipped most of it.)

I felt a little thrill when ML made an entry on 58th chapter. Thought it was going to enter into political drama later which it did (just a little). Probably since I read other engaging political drama felt this one little bland, so I dropped it at chapter 90.

Character were pretty good but not very eye catching or where one can get emotionally invested (Gu Ye is an exception but he was almost omnipotent). ML is basically for decoration and a celebrity compared to few other character his screen time is very less. <<less
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whateverusername rated it
March 9, 2024
Status: --
i liked it. The romance is not much there. Both ML and FL have like zero character development. The ones with the most changes are mrs wang and gu ye. Both of their relationship with the FL is precious. The reason for this high rating is exactly this relationship. Fl's circumstances changed but she personally didn't have any change. ML didn't even appear until after the halfway through. It is very slice of life and there is absolutely zero tension and zero face slapping. Nevertheless it was a good read.
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August 21, 2022
Status: c81
I think it’s a sweet story so far. Overall things are mellow and the plot moves slowly. I’ve been reading on mtl and the translation is a bit rough to read tho. I stopped at c81 once I realized I was skimming the past few chapters. I’m going to take a break from it.
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amikyun rated it
March 17, 2024
Status: Completed
4.2 it's indeed peaceful novel, with a lil bit friction and no so generous amount of romance.. Although is not bad.. Our MC ia not something like over popular with man make it 1 or 2 men reminiscing her.. Just focus on ML and her.. But I guess their first step.. Is kinda.. Forced by author.. Well at least the later part they became a bit sweet everything is soo soo litle.. :) Except the food and restaurant development :'' and the ending? Idk if it still in the extra... more>> but they just ended it.. Well we have many likeable char here.. So it was a plus <<less
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May 1, 2023
Status: c172
Finished all free chapters linked above so far, and will either try to check for another translation or finish through MTL.

I think I'm on a roll, this also suits my preference well. Even though there's no romance at the moment (This is around 1/3 of the story so far), it is quite an enjoyable read. Other slice of life stories I've read mostly tend to be on the more depressing side, which emphasize the adversity the characters are going through, this one doesn't and it's quite refreshing that way. Even... more>> the biggest conflict,

the dispute among the Wang siblings,

felt quite watered down and not very depressing as other writers may write it. The main characters are adorable, the FL is quite good, and this has a good dose of fluff and comedy with a ton of teasers for foodies like myself. An easy binge-read which made me snort a few times in the middle of the night.

So yeah, I'm enjoying it so far and will look for resources to finish it. Will give another update if necessary.

EDIT: Soo, I finished it after 5 more days after my initial review. I originally read a translated one which went up to Ch125, at times the translation was actually quite rough and hard to understand. Then switched to Google webpage translate for the last few chapters, which apart from a few interesting word translations, were quite easy to understand.

The last arc,

which I call "Conquering the Capital"

, isn't to my liking, but it is ok. At times it felt like I was suddenly reading a different story. There were a lot of characters that were introduced, and the writer weirdly set the story's official ending at perhaps one of the story's highlights. The extra chapters continued it though, but another weird thing in the extra chapters are the side stories and supporting characters that the writer chose to focus on. They were not my favorites and I'd rather read more about the children and have more fast forwards than what I thought was quite a lukewarm ending. <<less
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sansukini0923 rated it
January 21, 2023
Status: Completed
It's a charming story but not really romance. The romance is really slow, but I guess it's understandable with the title, she is basically happy with out a husband. There is a lot of food p*rn because of her business and focuses more on her relationship with her mother-in-law and her adopted son. The romance has a lot of potential. Although it was late in the story, their first meeting was really climactic, it's just that the author didn't focus on the romance part.
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