Fields of Gold

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She transmigrated into the body of a little girl from a fishing village! Her father is honest and foolishly filial, while her mother is weak and ill. Moreover, her siblings are still young children.

Her father was the best fisher in the village and breadwinner of the entire family. However, when he got injured and was on the verge of death, her cruel grandparents and uncle kicked her whole family out. They were hungry and cold with nothing but an empty house…

But that’s ok! She has a multicolored stone that can accelerate the growth of crops. She was also an expert at preparing braised meat in her previous life.

Just watch as she, an eight year-old girl, challenges the taste buds of people who lived during ancient times. With improved high-yielding crops, she’s going to become the most famous farming expert in the world!

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农园似锦
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kairoz
New kairoz rated it
March 26, 2020
Status: c294
This story is very good for any one who is foodie, and MC though she has her cheat power it is not something overpowered. Still she has to be careful not to call much attention and at the same time building money to support her oppressed family.

The one thing I like the most of the story is the kids, all of them, from the family kids to the kids in the village. Author has a good hand a portraying childish wonder and innocence, and all their antics... more>> and interactions leaves you with a smile.

However, I am dropping this story and this solely for two reasons. First MC has slowly become more bratty, careless and stupid. And second because of ML. MC becoming an unlikable character is solely thanks to the now clear ML. Whom is the typical handsome, powerful, martial-arts expert and emo with a sad past that can only act as "a normal human being" around MC. In other words, everything I hate about a ML.

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I know many people will like the interactions between MC and ML as playful banter, but this clearly turning from josei/seinen to a common shoujo. A shoujo with an MC that's becoming more and more mary sue everyone likes despite being a bratty person that disrespects everyone and an emo also with a cheat power despite not being a transmigrator gary stue ML. And now seeing again the tags and knowing ML, I admit I never expected the actual ML to be the yandere instead of a side character.

I went from not being able to stop myself from reading, to dreading every time ML's name appears in a chapter hoping he was not ML.. Instead he become more prominent and stupidified the MC as well.

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Thanks, but no thanks. I'll still rate 3 starts because of how enjoyable the first part was. <<less
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Tragically Rad
New Tragically Rad rated it
March 23, 2020
Status: c327
Author and translator are very talented. Setting and character reactions are pretty realistic if not exaggerated a little. Slice of life, humour and pacing are done very well. MC's parents and siblings are super loveable. For the most part, each of the characters are well developed and interesting.

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Two downsides are:

1. Madame Zhang who's a stingy murderess and the rest of the families "filialness" to her

2. ML is starting to look like one of those typical jealous psychos that uses his power to take advantage of FL (Not sexually). Not to mention ML is currently a grown adult and interested in an 11 y.o. Its not that I think the ML cannot have flaws but I think always having the ML as a jealous psycho that is only good to FL romanticizes jealous psycho behaviour and can make more girls want that type of person to only be good to them or to fix them when it is not really realistic and can be dangerous. Also, just not someone I would like FL to end up with. Wish the real ML was one of the 10 other love interests who are decent humans. Although, in MLs defense his qualities are probably not outside the norms of his time.

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charysa
charysa rated it
June 19, 2019
Status: Completed
I found most of this story to be quite adorable, especially the earlier parts when the MC is still a prepubescent child and the setting is restricted to the small seaside village she grows up in. Watching their immediate family break away from the evil step-grandmother and the useless grandfather, and working together (at MC's "inspiration") to build a better life is quite heart warming. Some spoilers...

While at first glance, even the MC thought she got sent back to the historical Ancient China, this actually takes place in a slightly... more>> alternate version of Ancient China, due to...
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... the fact that MC is not the only transmigrator around. The current emperor and his grandfather are also both transmigrators, and they've already butterflied a lot of big changes into the annals of history. This is a Ming Dynasty which has built a great navy and preempted Europe in the Age of Sail. MC is the only one who got a golden finger with her transmigration though.

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While there are a great many handsome young men who may have potentially fallen for the MC, she only ends up with one love interest. I'll spoil that now, it's
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the young prince they rescue from the sea in the beginning chapters. Of course, he then disappears for 200+ chapters before returning to Chinese shores. Afterwards, it takes some more time before he realizes that he's fallen for the MC. And then even longer for MC and her family to accept his suit (since she's so young and the difference between their status so vast).

Also, even though he's not a transmigrator, the ML has a cheat of his own. He is able to read other people's emotions, and later, thoughts. People like transmigrators are immune to this ability, though. The way ML awakened to this power in his childhood was traumatic, and it was uncontrollable earlier on, causing him to have berzerker fits. Of course, MC is the ray of light who is able to bring him out of his berserk state.

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The first half of the story takes place almost entirely at her home village and the nearby town. The second half moves to the capital, where the MC starts wielding her cheat and her knowledge for the betterment of the people (while also making "some" money on the side with her side businesses).

There are some flaws I personally found in this story... One is the weird reverse harem charm that the MC has. I don't mind animals liking her because that was well explained by her cheat. But all the exceptional young men in the story getting a crush at first sight on a prepubescent girl who's not even noted to be especially beautiful...I didn't think that contributed anything to the story, especially after it became clear who she would end up with fairly early on.

Another flaw is that while it makes sense for MC to sometimes talk brashly because her modern sensibilities have no sense of the taboo subjects of the era (like whenever commenting about nobility/the imperial house), it stretched disbelief that she'd always get away with this with no consequences. Especially after she arrived at the capital a controversial figure in the eyes of the nobility/court. Either someone with the brains and adult mentality like hers should know better than to speak loosely, or she should've had to face some kind of consequence at least once. But eh. This is something of a mary sue MC. <<less
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sleeplessnk45
sleeplessnk45 rated it
June 10, 2019
Status: c19
It's still pretty early and tags are bare so I don't really know what I'm getting into. I would probably edit this in the future but for now...

Things I like:

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    • Intimate family relationships. MC loves her new and old family. Her new father and mother are weakwilled but very loving. Her new siblings are much more assertive and clever than the parents. They all love each other, it's pretty sweet.
    • Cute kids. The siblings would probably be one of the focuses of the first part of the story so if you like reading about kids, this is good.
    • Cooking. Food is another main focus of the story. This is mc's main talent as of now and where she gets her money. There would probably be more dishes and ingredients described in later chapters.
    • MC is not op? Again, it's still too early to say, but I'm hoping she's not. Ofc, she's beautiful, it's hard to find average-looking MCs (mc's who turn beautiful don't count). Her knowledge is justified, she's mentally 29 and she didn't live near the ocean or mountain in her past life, so it's great to see her not knowing much about those topics. It's realistic, at least.
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Things I feel ambivalent for:

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    • Family squabbles. Common in cnovels and typical of transmigration stories. There hasn't been much face-slapping yet, though. So I'm a bit curious to know how that's going to happen.
    • Cheat. We don't know how strong the cheat is yet, since it tired itself out after saving MC from death. Hopefully, it's not too all-powerful.
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Things I feel cautious of:

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    • So far, we have a prince, a restaurant owner, and a mountain hunter as flowerboys that MC has met. As MC is an 8-year old, there's no sign of romance yet. However, I avoid reverse harems, harems, and love triangles in general because it's really not my cup of tea. Even if it's not a harem, just reading how a lot of side characters fall in love with the MC is very tiring for me. I personally hope this wouldn't be like that, but I know there are some who do, so I'll give a heads up if it is like that.
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Thanks to the translator for good quality translations, fast updates, and pictures of food!

Edit: June 22 2019

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There are more tags now, so I guess I know more or less what I'm getting into.

Thanks to charysa for clearing up some points. Knowing there would be pseudo reverse harem charm, makes me feel conflicted. I'll keep reading for now, but hopefully it's not too bad.

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rakusu
rakusu rated it
August 21, 2019
Status: c92
I can't for some part appreciate this novel due to inconsistencies. One most noticeable thing are the Yu siblings. They were introduced to be kids around 8-10 years old. But there are times where Xiaocao's siblings spoke like they were adults. Here are some instances:

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"Don't... " Her older twin sister, Yu Xiaolian, secretly rolled her eyes, "If you caught more, then it would be even less likely for us to eat anything. You didn't get to see grandmother's pained expression when we needed to pay for the medical fees. She would surely find ways to make up for the loss, while also doubling the earnings."

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And another one:

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Yu Hang held back his youngest sister's eagerness and politely said, "Business is about the mutual willingness between the two parties. It's natural for the seller to set a price and the buyer to bargain. Even if the deal doesn't work out, we can still maintain a benevolent relationship. We have nothing more to say since Manager Liu didn't like our goods. Please excuse us!"

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Not only they talked like adults but they also sound like enducated people which is really contrast to the author's introduction of family living on the sea side. Also the author points out that Yu Hai (their father) deeply pampers them yet allows his family to be bullied by the step mom and eldest daughter in law. What a contradiction.

Initially, the cheat is already a minus for me. But since there are lots of good reviews, I thought I should try. However, there are no characters or events piquing my interest so far. Now, these inconsitencies in the story that's making me roll eyes everytime I encounter one. I'll read a few chapters more but if it didn't get better, I might drop.

EDIT:

Ok. After reading a few more chapters, I managed to reach the latest chapter by ignoring the inconsistent stuff.

So the story turned to be a little interesting. Lots of potential male lead were introduced with no certainty who's the real one. Currently, the pacing is soooooo sloowww because there are lots of cooking scenes and the process of making them.

And I'm not so thrilled of the idea that
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the emperor is also a transmigrator

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The thing that keeps me going on is the MC and her twin sister. Alright, this might not sound interesting but I'm curious why they are twins in the first place and the author's deliberate avoidance to let them go together outside the fishing village. What's the catch?

Other than that, there's no other interesting thing here. It's pretty much predictable. The author has a habit of leaving a clue sometime so you can already predict what's gonna happen. <<less
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luxannefelix
luxannefelix rated it
July 21, 2019
Status: c60
Casual review so I won't cover all the points

    • So far I really like her intimate family especially the father which is really are in this genre since dads are usually cold and or abusive.
    • Imo doesn't seem op compared to other novels and
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      the source of MC's "cheats" are "explained" to her family

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    • Pretty interesting since she didn't transmigrate to a whole new world and there might be transmigrators other than her.
    • Love that she actually have nice siblings esp the sister
    • The raws are 730+ so I wonder how the plot will evolve to last that long
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ohmycalla
ohmycalla rated it
February 25, 2020
Status: --
I love this story so much. I've been following this novel in volare but because they would only released one chapter a day (if you're not a vip), I decided to read it by translating the raw in fanyi baidu. It's more accurate than the translation in mtl.

This novel is a kind of story that you wouldn't want to end because of how great it is. I love all the characters, I love MC's interactions with her family and ML.

There are things that I like and dislike in this novel... more>> and I will list some of them.

Likes:

1. MC's family especially Little Shitou

2. ML, I don't like him at first but I came to love him because of how he treated MC.

3. All the characters who helped the Yu Family

Dislikes:

1. Too many characters, I want to know more about the Yu Family.

2. Madam Zhang and Madam Li

(MAJOR SPOILER)

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1. MC became an official because of her farming skills and live in the capital.

2. MC and ML got engaged when MC was 16 and they got married after she became an adult. (18)

3. MC was kidnapped and almost died but was saved by Little Dumpling.

4. Little Shitou (her younger brother) passed all the test to become an official.

5. MC and ML had 3 children, the eldest is a boy, while the two were twins (girl and boy).

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ENDING

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ML died because of old age and MC goes back to modern world. She was in a hospital when she wakes up after being comatose for a hundred days by falling off the stairs. She met ML who rebirth as a doctor. The End

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Silangan
Silangan rated it
January 21, 2020
Status: c246
It started out great but it just went on for far too long. The author somehow squeezes out every last word count they can out of every single thing.

Most of the food arent even that great 🤷‍♀️. It was fine, but everyone keeps acting like it is. Just stop. Move on with the plot. I have nothing againsts slice of life stories, those are actually my favorite, but when nothing ever changes and the author just keeps recycling the same thing. No thanks
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CoryLeia09
CoryLeia09 rated it
September 5, 2019
Status: Completed
I really like this novel, mostly due to the food porn. This reminds me of when I was reading Transmigrator meets Reincarnator. Although some of the food descriptions are lost during MTL but still can't help but drool to the list of foods that were introduced in the novel.

The next thing that I loved in this novel is the interactions between the ML and FL, so much dogfood are thrown in lol. And those last few chapters of the novel makes me a bit quite teary eyed.

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Both of them died at the same time due to old age. Then FL went back to modern age and they meet again. Or maybe I just became teary eyed due to the long hours reading this novel lol

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Overall this is a very good novel to read, and I'll definitely read this again once this is fully translated. :) <<less
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honeybunny55
honeybunny55 rated it
March 3, 2020
Status: c200
Seeing all the excellent reviews for this story, I had pretty high hopes. That being said, the story isn't bad, per se, but I've gotten a little tired from constantly reading the same thing happening over and over again.

There's a lot of pros which is why I'm still reading, but I'm also kind of annoyed by several things.

Pros:

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  • The MC and her family. I mean, oh my god, this is it. I love reading about intimate families like this because my own family is very similar. Parents love to dote, siblings love and care for one another - I mean, you can definitely see how the MC was an older sister in her previous life. She definitely gives off that vibe, even when it comes to her older siblings.
  • MC's cooking ability and stuff is explained nicely.
  • Realism in the setting - I'm always mind blown when the transmigrator moves to ancient China and can read everything. Realistically, unless they're from HK or Taiwan lmao they are probably partially illiterate in ancient times! Unless they're over 50 or something (in modern age rn) then maybe they could read traditional and simplified (like my parent's) but modern kids? Nah fam lmao unless they specifically studied it, it probs ain't happening.
  • The cheat is actually not so bad, and slowly improves but she doesn't really use it as often imo! It's only mostly referenced and the rest that the MC earns is her own hard work
  • Interpersonal relationships and people who help out the family are also great.
  • Character development: MC does adjust a bit to the ancient times (although... not completely) but Yu Heizi? He was an annoying brat that was disgusting and gross with a shitty Mom but oh my god, he f*ckin' saw the light and became a proper member of society!! I am not mad about this. NOT MAD AT ALL.
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Cons slash stuff that annoys me:

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  • Oh my god I am SICK OF MADAM ZHANG AND MADAM LI. I AM SICK OF IT. Whereas Yu Heizi had a nice redemption chapter Madam Zhang and Madam Li? I'm sick of them. ESPECIALLY AFTER THE FACT THAT MADAM ZHANG MURDERED HER OWN f*ckING COUSIN WHO HELPED HER WHEN SHE WAS AT HER LOWEST.
  • Why does the same drama repeat. Madam Zhang says she won't mess with them and signs a writ then the next day she asks for help. This happens. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. The lady is mentioned. Same with Madam Li. I'm over it. Why are we 200 chapters in, finally to the point where "the families will be strangers from now on" but no??? They... still have to intermingle?? I know the logic is "you can never really truly get rid of blood related family" actually YEAH. You CAN. The author just doesn't want to I guess so they can idk, draw the drama out and make more money off their chapters??? I'm sick of it. So dumb.
  • It's like the author forgets about sh*t and characters. Like Yu Hang? He gets sent off and then we don't remember him for 174830749301843901 chapters, but Shitou is mentioned every other chapter. Nvm that the whole family knows Yu Hang is likely getting his ass beat but all they can say is "sigh, we should bring him back soon" and then forget about him for 39140839015031948901 chapters. Over it.
  • The absolutely weakwilled father and mother of MC. Really??? Father was like "Madam Zhang is just a coward I have no ill will towards her" How. are you Buddha? She not only sent your son off knowing he'd get his ass kicked at the carpenter, but you can excuse this as "just being a coward"?? She also almost let MC's father die because she didn't wanna give up money, she ALSO almost allowed his children to die, let them starve, forced his wife to work like a slave for nothing, but she isn't "really that bad of a guy"??? What. WHAT.
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I'll admit that I knocked off two stars simply because of how overly drawn out these chapters are and how it's easy to forget something has happened because 30 chapters happen in between events before being brought up again. Like Yu Hang going to the carpenter's shop and getting beaten all the time but everybody just like, forgets about him until they see him once every blue moon - the kid they see LESS OFTEN compared to the little brother Little Shitou, so I guess that explains how important he is to the family? Or to the author?? I dunno.

The repeated drama between Madam Zhang and Madam Li and the rest of their family is exhausting too. I was so excited because I was like "omg, they've finally cut off all ties!" then LITERALLY the next chapter they're like "let's go ask old residence for help" and MC is like ok I guess I'll hep them it's not like grandfather is really THAT bad of a person.

Okay. Let's just forget that he'd happily let you die than force Madam Zhang to give you money. He happily let her keep the money for the youngest son while his other biological son almost died. He also has no problem letting the second son and wife bear all the household work, chores, starve, nearly die several times, because idk??? He loves them??? BUT HE ISN'T SO BAD. Just like how Madam Zhang isn't so bad either! She just starves them, beats them, curses at them, ruins their life for her own satisfaction, and has also done other terrible stuff to the original wife of Old Yu but like. She isn't so bad???

Is every single person in this f*cking story Buddha??? Nobody in the world would ever NOT have this much resentment towards someone, ESPECIALLY THE PERSON WHO

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MURDERED THEIR MOTHER. I'M SORRY WHAT.

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And even Old Yu is like WELL IT'S NOT SO BAD, THE LIVING HAVE TO MOVE ON WHO CARES IF SHE

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MURDERED MY FIRST WIFE WHO I REMINISCE ABOUT HOW MUCH I LOVED ya ok you loved her a lot so much you don't care that her murderer beats your children and starves them etc. of your first wife and that your first wife is filled with so much resentment SHE BECAME A f*ckING GHOST.

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Ughh I want to read it to the end and finally find out who the ML is but I also just. Can't stand anymore of this BS with Madam Zhang and whatever. I'm just so tired of it. Also I feel like Yu Hang and Yu Xiaolian have just become wallflowers like, who are they again? It's like the author forgot they exist, instead only focusing on MC and Little Shitou. There's so many characters I forget them all too tbh.

Sigh to be honest it's not a horrible story, but it isn't as great as I was hoping it would be either. I'm also someone who just can't stand reading this kind of BS that happens over and over and over and over and over again in regards to Madam Zhang and Madam Li. I could literally do the rest, but I need the two of them to roll down a hill and die. Despite the fact that

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they have written proof she murdered the first wife and signed it with her handprint and everybody in the family (except the youngest son) knows

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she STILL continues to act like the stupid old hag that she is. Why?? I don't understand. I'm over it. Lady Fang told MC that she shouldn't encourage the behavior because it would just make it worse. So what does our MC, who apparently lived to her 30s, do??? SHE JUST GIVES IN. Because reasons???? Also she has no "ill will" towards the other members of the family

I'm sorry

But

If you accept what your mother does as "just being her" and not helping at all and letting your siblings get stepped all over like that, you aren't real family. Doesn't matter if she's your mother, she's a horrendous human being, and you should put a f*cking stop to it. But of course, that would mean they'd have to actually WORK!? GASP! It's better to just let the second branch suffer so they don't have to.

Over it. The attitudes are ridiculous. Whoever could live like that and still say "I have no ill will" probably doesn't exist on this planet because they've achieved Nirvana or whatever and have already ascended up to Heaven idk. LOL.

Anyways I am curious to see where this goes, but I'm also so tired of rereading the same bullsh*t over and over in this story again that it's impeding my desire to continue reading. <<less
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Chan2
Chan2 rated it
November 1, 2019
Status: c164
I fell in love with almost all the characters. I would recommend this novel for those who love to read family drama and daily honest heartwarming lifestyle. I am fed up reading so many abusive, revenge, killing.. Etc type of storylines. This book touches my soul as it depicts humane treatment/love between siblings, uncles, aunts, parents, cousin's and friends. I don't regret picking up this novel.

I would like to convey my sincerest thanks to the translator. The translation was just awesome.😘😘😘😘
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Jessy_m
Jessy_m rated it
September 26, 2019
Status: Completed
I like novels about farming, living simple life, specially going back in time creating tools to facilitate life... I don't like when it's about royals and rich families fighting, concubines and evil stepmother and ALl that cn stuff.. So when I read the summary I hoped it will not deal too much with all that cliché.. And I was happy with what I got.. Although it begin weaker than average novels like for sometime there obssesion over food that doesn't make sense, she catch so much food every day and... more>> they are still starving, I was also worried when she started meating nobles to leave farming behind, there lots of novels start with farming or opening restaurant idea, but they throw it away after some chapters and it become typical cn bullshit.. But that didn't happen, stayed faithful about farming.. I would love if we got some chapters about historians writing or teaching a biography about her in their moder time, talking about how that dynasty affected the country and the world.. Also I preferred ending to be but more detailed but in the end very good novel, nice relaxing not stressful.. <<less
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Rareblue
Rareblue rated it
March 12, 2020
Status: c314
Although, I can relate to their situation, eating corn mill, boiled sweet potato leaves, eating dried-fish and even eating boiled banana for dinner. When my father was hopitalised for heatstroke no relative help us.

I can't blame her when she all think is about money, because of her past life and present life are striving hard for their family. Being mature in such age with their situation are normal nowadays, it's just that some of the characters are unreasonable and shamelessly turning all over again,

  1. Madam Zhang, Madam Li, Yu Dashan, Yu Bo, are really shameless to the point that you also want to transmigrate just to kill them. Although, Madam Zao are unrelated but she also have intentions that you can't tolerate. They are dragging people down and shamelessly blame their sins to the people that they victimized again and again, all I can say is "does the writer intended to write the same situation on the whole story?"
  2. Yu Hai, and his father you can't tolerate other people because of family and filial piety. Your also a father, even Yu Hai separated from the family and eventhough they are blood related with Yu Bo. Man, Madam Zhang collected your money and didn't give for your daughter's medical fee because of Yu Bo! Yu Bo is shameless, ungrateful bastard, selfish, plastic and mostly unfilial. Didn't you realize that they are using your family to get to the royal prince?
  3. Princess Consort Jing and Prince Jing, I felt pity for your second son, it's not his fault that your body is not healthy. Eat veggies, and eat proper meals don't just acting pity and sick all the time, your so OA. I thought the ML is Brother Han or the Second Prince, that's why I ship one of them to our MC but I was wrong.
  4. Xiaolan and Yu Hang, they are the characters that I want to flow in every chapter, I seldom read about them. Story is revolving about the main couple. Even when the family was eating I can count the times when Yu Hang and Xiaolan appears.
  5. I understand that MC sometimes act like a spoiled child, remember everyone that their parents in her past life died when she was very young, she act maturely for the sake of her two siblings and work despite lying for her age. All I can say about her flaws, she's unpolite, even I how close with my elders and the people around me, I still use respectful words, however, our MC don't know how to act politely. Even she's bright, how positive, intelligent, and how the people disregard her flaw attitude, if it's reality, she can be beheaded with the rest of her family, she's not also careful enough of her surroundings, she just act like she want to be, disregarding the dangers and mostly relied on the divine stone. I sometimes called her ungrateful. I was raised by my mother, eventhough we are poor, to be respectful, be grateful and contented even smaller things. I found her sometimes just say and does'nt act, because she want a low profile but she act otherwise. She want people to recognized ger effort, and want to be a higher up, just like when, she found out that seven-official rank are the same rank with the county majestrate. I don't really understand her sometimes.
Though I love the story and recommended this to others, but I can't be blinded how the author just turning the story... more>> again and again to make it longer. Because sometimes, stories that made the author's longer, makes the story to be ruined even though it's amazing from the start. I'm not the type of person to judge a book by it's cover, for the sake of farming, and cooking I want to continue reading this. I hope the translator and auhtor will keep this up and author please don't make it cliche just be practical and make it more creative but not too much to make it a fantasy novel. Let the MC not rely too much of the little dumpling. The cat is pitiful. <<less
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Akareading
Akareading rated it
August 14, 2019
Status: c84
After many transmigraters, I had read, this one is another new taste.

The most I like is MC’s father, may be he is the first I read that love MC (his daughter) in all many novels and her siblings also love each other.

Thank you for translations.
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BobChan
BobChan rated it
October 28, 2019
Status: c137
So far so good~! I am enjoying how the story is progressing so far. But as much as I enjoy it, there are some things that have been bugging me as I've read.

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Minor Tantalizing Villains That's Won't Die. The fact that Madam Zheng (I don't remember the step mother's name...) and Madam Li are a common occurrence that continuously pop up and annoy the MC and her family. I understand that they're family and all and it's for a more realistic pov but nothing so far has been done to mitigate their existence.

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Typical Mary Sue... yes, it's kind of bothersome to see how many will just fall in love with the MC (at times) with no rhyme or reason. I get good impression but it's not just good impression she attained—she basically gets them as a whole on her 'side'. They'll ferociously defend her and is unable to see her faults at time.

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The MC. It's written that her mental age is thirty something but she doesn't even act like an adult and more of a teenager who's about to hit their twenties/ or is in their early twenties. She's not bad, but it can be irksome at certain point when you're reading and you see her Mary Sue act.

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MC's view. She's came from modern China (another timeline) and she's was sent to a more feudal time. Although it's not 100% Ancient China (due to the other transmigraters) the people still adhere to some of the orthodox ways of thinking. The MC's lack of comprehension (at times) can be very annoying. Yes, she's from a more modern time—where it's more open minded—but she's also a thirty something year old lady and fails to read the situation before saying anything. She often pushes her way of thinking and doesn't realize that she could get into a lot of trouble despite it being more lax than it had been in her timeline.

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Thankfully the story so far is light and not dark other wise bodies would have been dropping in the novel. Quite frankly it was frustrating to read when the MC's intelligence falls low, thus I skimmed a lot when it came to those points.

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The number of gluttons... It was funny at first, then it turned to boring... The amount of time the same plot is spun makes it boorish and flat. She cooks something that isn't known within this time period: she gets attention, people like her, they praise her, she gets money from it, she draws in even more attention and goodwill. There's no 'treasuring a jade ring becomes a crime' when it comes to her.

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'The Love Interests'. There isn't any but just seeing those who 'fall' for her pile up is... aggravating to read. It's very spurious. There is still the mentality where 'females shouldn't be so close with males'. It doesn't click in with the MC though (her modern mindset I guess... and lack of understanding the difference between then and now, other than when she's cooking and seeing which dishes aren't available currently). Truthfully, if it was from another person's POV, she would seem like a temptress, 'messing' with so many people of the opposite sex. (She's only 8-9 currently but at the rate the plot is repeated with people falling for her, it looks like it'll still be used in the later chapters as well.)

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Its an enjoyable read but that doesn't mean that it doesn't come with some cons. Currently at 137, she's still around 8-9 years old so... the story is progressing rather slow. (There's also a lot of repeated plots so... things can get repetitive and boring.)

p.s. there's no love development at all so far and as some of the other's have stated:

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It may seem like there'll be a harem with how many guys are attracted to her cooking but she only ends up with the ML (the kid they saved from the shipwreck). If you're going to read for romance... probably wait until they get to the 200s for the chapters.

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Felix3D
Felix3D rated it
October 22, 2019
Status: Completed
Out of all the "transmigrated female POWER" stories out there, and the specific "recipe/farming based" subgenre, I think this is the most fun. It's not perfect, there's definitely a lack of character development and things feel trite at times, but the key point is that this is a fun story, no matter which chapter you flip to.

Yes, some characters are cartoonishly exaggerated in some chapters (or overall), yes the action feels forced, but as a story focused on the MC's developments, it's pretty strong.

I highly recommend people try it out,... more>> and if in 25 chapters you don't think it's your thing, feel free to drop it. <<less
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Kirara Reiya
Kirara Reiya rated it
January 20, 2020
Status: c263
I started this novel because I saw the recommendation somewhere and the reviews here are very good. I also love the cooking theme which is the strongest reason why I decided to give it a try. While overall I am enjoying this novel, there are certain part where I just can't enjoy it.

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At first it was quite torturous to read through all the abuse they received from their step grandmother. Her dad was described to love his wife and children dearly but he let them get bullied by his step mother for more than 10 years. Foolishly filial that it even endanger his children's and wife's life.

Her cheat at first didn't seems that OP but over the time the OPness keep increasing that they keep escaping death successfully all the time. She's also heavily relying on her cheat. While she's indeed very skilful at cooking, she gets to cheat her way to always successfully manage to farm all the plants.

While it has been implied many times that she is a child with a mental of 30 years old lady, she doesn't really act one. She's very reckless in her action. While I do understand about her not following "men and women shouldn't be too close" stuff, I don't know if it's just me but shouldn't she be more careful with her conduct in front people with higher status? I just can't accept how she's just so careless with her words around nobles and they could just dismissed and forget her "rude" actions. Eventho the emperor emeretus (a transmigrator) once gave her a lesson bout it but she doesn't seems to learn any anyways.

As previously stated before, she kept escaping death and dangerous situation with the help of divine stone that she's now currently seems to believe that she can just face anything. She has become so careless that it is painful to read sometimes. Eg. During shark hunting arc she just decided to go ahead and meet sharks. And currently just because she believe she could be helpful (which yeah, she did, kinda), she secretly followed her father and the young royal prince and co. Go out hunting for ferocious beast.

By now I believe everyone in that world is a foodie.

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Sorry that this has become a rant instead 😅 The translator on the other hand is doing an amazing job. <<less
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theeeargonauts
theeeargonauts rated it
December 2, 2019
Status: c195
I love this novel so much ughhhh I wanna melt in it. So MC finds herself in a fishing village, way back in the past in the Ming Dynasty born in a sickly 8 year old's body. In her new society, family is very important but sadly she's born with an extremely frugal grandmother who hates her branch of the family, a greedy yet lazy aunt-in-law, and soft-willed blood relatives. She tries to navigate through her new reality and tries to help her immediate family live a better life.

So we... more>> know this is a transmigration story
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and MC has a weakened mystic stone as her cheat

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but MC isn't too OP. Instead of relying on her cheat, what she uses more is her proficiency in cooking and farming. Her family is so lovely they all deserve the best. It's a little more slice of life, annoying villains (Madam Zhang pls CHOKE), and business management. I love all the smaller characters especially Little Grey. We're still at a point where she's 8 or 9 so we dont don't really have romance yet (thank god) but there are already a lot of potential men and we already know who it will be. I just like where the story is going currently, she's still establishing herself and her business, earning some money, and making very good investments. The story is very wholesome, we love to see it! <<less
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Piggychan
Piggychan rated it
October 17, 2019
Status: c149
A relaxing story, which never fails to make me feel hungry everytime an update comes.
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Rileanda
Rileanda rated it
October 11, 2019
Status: c144
I have read this novel for months now and it is something I look forward to every day when Volare Novels updates a new chapter. The story is not too heavy and has a light happy theme which makes you smile. It has just enough drama to make you wrapped into the story and feel an emotional connection to the characters. Would recommend this novel to anyone that enjoys a good balance of drama, happiness and fun. Love it and will continue to love it for chapters to come.
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seawaterwitch
seawaterwitch rated it
September 14, 2019
Status: c117
Not bad. Everyday life. "The cheat" is very high. MC is OP 😄. I don't mind. She just like Kaguya Goddess send on mortal realm and help her poor family. The father and mother protected her and trusted her "reason" why she come back alive 😉

Good translation. As I expect from Volare team. Their team is awesome.

I am curious who is the Male Lead. Is it the Emperor, brother six, Qiao Wen, Zhao Han, Third Master or even the Prince ? So many handsome male were surrounding her 😍

So many... more>> food porns too. Thank you for the foods pictures 😍😍😍 <<less
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GingerMessiah
GingerMessiah rated it
February 23, 2020
Status: --
First thing first the translators are great. Familial names and ties can be very confusing to translate from Chinese.

The slice of life is always a pleasure to read and it's a lot different from other novels where the female lead always find cruel ways to get revenge on her enemies. It is more realistic here but can be infuriating to read sometimes when she need to take into opinions and feelings of her family.

Now onto the bad. Everything is far too smooth sailing for her. If it is not for... more>> the over abundance of good natured characters in the novel. Our female lead would have a horrible end.

Personality conflict - our female lead is a 30 year old woman who had transmigrated into the body of an 8 year old girl. She professed that she is old enough to be her siblings mother. I can understand her acting childish because of doting love from her family but her gradual change from an adult like little girl to a real innocent little girl is just weird.

My biggest issue will always be the Male lead for every Josei novel. Why on Earth their personality and backstory is always typically the same. How could a mental age of a 30 year old woman fall for an immature brat who has not even reached puberty yet? Our male lead is doted on by his parents. Yet still develop a crappy cold personality in order to protect himself. How on Earth you could still have a negative attitude and have to close your heart to the world after being loved by your parents, born wealthy and powerful in a safe environment. Being treated with love by his second brother but only for our Male lead to still steal all their mother's love for himself. I would find the second brother deserving of love more than him being unloved by his parents.

There are more worthy male characters in the novel. But every girl always dream of the "Prince on the white horse."

Author even made a mistake that contradicted the Male lead's backstory in
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Chapter 177

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