Greetings, Ninth Uncle


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Cheng Yujin was the elder twin sister, who was supposed to be engaged to an excellent man. However she later learned that her fiance, Marquis Jingyong, had proposed to her because he mistakenly recognized her as her younger twin sister. Marquis Jingyong and her younger sister had a deep relationship, and after many twists and turns, finally broke through all hardships and became eternal lovers. While Cheng Yujin was the villain who replaced her sister’s good marriage, kept framing her sister, and hindered the main couple to be together. A really wicked older sister and poisonous ex-wife.

After the younger twin sister was reborn, she revealed Cheng Yujin’s ‘conspiracy’ early on. Everyone scorned her, and her so-called fiance was indifferent. Cheng Yujin sneered and tore off their engagement letter in front of her fiance.

Everyone was gloating and happily waiting to see her regret her actions. However, before Marquis Jingyong had a chance to see Cheng Yujin’s regret, he saw his former fiancee marrying her uncle.

The ninth uncle of Cheng family was truly a hidden dragon, his real power frightening everyone.


Cheng Yujin, this coquettish little wife, lightly lifted her eyebrows and casually said, “A mere Marquis Jingyong, is he worthy? Do you think that robbing him away will affect me?”

Almost forgot to say, ninth uncle wasn’t surnamed Cheng. His real name was Li Chengjing, the crown prince.

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YellowNoodle rated it
August 30, 2020
Status: Completed
A very enjoyable story.

As a fan of FL's who are calm, collected, and smart, I was happy that my expectations were met when reading how the FL handled her situations.

The main drama mainly focuses on family drama and how awful they are. Other reviewers have mentioned her awkward position so I wont reiterate it.

As for the typical ML found in many Chinese novels, he too, has his fair share of misfortune which is similar to the FL. They connect with each other due to their similar circumstances and soon love... more>> blossoms. Of course, their love is in a different format but it is most certainly love.

In the latter half of the story, the court and politics are the backdrop as the author focuses more on the FL p.o.v and as you know, the harem and court can't "interfere" with each other. But everything is handled well and all ends well. The politics and drama were realistic and not everyone (maids, eunuchs, background characters) were idiots.

Aside from that Dou Girl. But rather than s*upid, she was ignorant and envious. Making her do s*upid things.


I also want to point out that the author focuses on the side characters who were mainly involved with the FL's past life; her sister and scum husband. The author does give readers insight to the FL's "mothers" and other characters but it isnt as extensive.


At first, I didnt like the FL's twin sister because of her envy but I didnt hate her. It is normal to be envious if you lived in someone's shadow. However, selfishness and entitlement were added onto her envy and her whole character became disgusting to me.

She didn't improve herself and cried and whined to her coddling mother.

I also want to add that the tye FL's twin sister often thought of her past life. This becomes prominent once she's married.

When you read it and think about it even more, you can't help but face palm at her idiocy. This girl obviously want happy once she "finally" got married in her previous life yet she still stubbornly stuck to the guy.

The fact that she garnered my disgust means she was written well and the author did this characterization without telling the reader straightforwardly. She used the character's rhoughts and actions.

As for the FL past husband. Scum. Thats it.


The story is great and enjoyable and definitely stands out among the many rebirth/travel back in time/transmigration stories.


Enjoi and Adieu <<less
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Nom de Plume rated it
August 5, 2020
Status: Completed
great plot, romance, intrigue, and ending

My only regret


The sister never realizes her wrongs. It would have been a nice twist for her to regret.

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July 30, 2020
Status: c13 part1
MTL most of the novel.

FL is very cunning, hilarious and smart. Her personality was very entertaining to read, her three views were eye opening. It took me awhile to get used to her way of thinking.

I enjoyed her interaction with ML the most. However, what a pity the romance is abysmal. At least until chapter 99 (raw), even snusnu time is unromantic. In fact it was not mentioned and they're done. Aish ?

There are some inconsistencies in the plotline. The timeline mentioned previously didn't match with the following scene. It's... more>> like the author lost track of the storyline. Overall it's a promising story but kinda flat. Sometimes it had deep meaningful scene but then it fell to a monotonous dialogue which was mentioned over and over.

I was impatient with the repetition of memories recollection of the past that seemingly endless. Thus I skipped to the last few chapters. For me, the completion of the novel was anticlimactic.

3.7 Star <<less
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LunadeSelene rated it
June 27, 2020
Status: c6 part1
I'm dropping this because I can stand both protagonists. There's s part where the MC is angry with the male lead but guess what? When she sees how handsome he is her angry dissappear. It gives a message like women are superficials and s*upids.

The ML is a c*cky crown prince who is interested with the MC because she oppose him and nobody dares to do that. (The same formula in chinese male leads)
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NovelenthusiastIDK rated it
April 26, 2021
Status: c73 part2
The best novel in the genre Imo. Just the characters are so well written and both MC and ML have actual personalities but aren’t a**holes. This is a breath of fresh air from the typical characters and stereotypical plot you see in other novels. It isn’t really original but The characters and plot are pleasant enough that It makes It good
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April 15, 2021
Status: c64
Really good book. I came here after Malicious empress and I’m really liking the lightness in here. MC takes a very interesting approach to life despite knowing what happened after her dream. I love how she gradually learn to depend on *cough* ninth uncle *cough* and not to do everything by herself. I’m a little conflicted by the fact that her birth mom could actually think of MC that way though. And I’m also a little bored on some chapters because the narrative keeps going round and round in circle,... more>> informing the same information to readers over and over again. But other than that, this is a good read. Excited to see the plot progress even more!!! <<less
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Ju_nee rated it
February 9, 2021
Status: c65 part1
This is my favorite chinese novel. No, I think this is actually my favorite novel of all the romance novels I've ever read. I'm just saying that it's so worth reading the 100+ chapters updated here, because you won't even realize but you'll already be there waiting for the next update. Lucky for you, this usually updates often and there are a lot of mass updates, and the translation is very good.

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Cheng Yujin, aka FL, is basically much more realistic than the reborn ladies of noble families where everyone wants their death including their fiancé and they will make them all pay 1000 fold... Bla bla bla. Maybe this is because I see this type of character often that I like FL so much despite her personality flaws (She basically only cares about the benefits for her and won't give a d*mn if her choices affect someone else as long as they are a good thing for her reputation and life).

The plot twist which usually almost never happens in these stories is that SURPRISE!! the reborn one isn't Yujin but her twin sister, Cheng Yumo, who has an inferiority complex towards her because she lived in Yujin's shadow her whole life, the contrast between her and her sister being too apparent, even after the truth of the incident (who really 'saved' Huo guy, the ex-fiancé of FL) and thus after she was reborn she immediately revealed the truth and the engagement was called off for Cheng Yujin and was switched to Cheng Yumo, which damaged FL' s reputation which is why she's looking so seriously for a new husband who could let her climb high and live well.

FL and Cheng Yuanjing's (aka Ninth uncle aka Crown prince aka Male lead) meeting was when the Cheng family had to prepare a longevity gift for the Emperor (aka ML's dad) and since the emperor knew who ML but had to keep it secret he was especially excited about that gift. The Old Madam told Cheng Yujin to make adouble sided embroidery for the emperor but she had to embroider words that Cheng Yuanjing wrote, so there was a whole meet up where she had to practice her handwriting to look exactly like his... The emperor was satisfied, she got praised and so her reputation got much better. After that it gets tricky.

So, after that, there's a whole arc of well... Just getting to know each other more, until the Old Master Cheng dies, and there's a mourning period, but Cheng Yumo and ex-fiancé get married during mourning period. Cheng Yumo is very happy but she still feels the contrast between her and Cheng Yujin, and apparently she's not the only one because ex-fiancé is starting to get feelings and memories from his previous life (calling Yujin his wife, being jealous, recalling his marriage with Cheng Yujin). Around the same time second male lead I believe appear with his bratty son and 'falls in love' with Cheng Yujin and wants her to be his Second main wife (first wife dead, with the son and FL not wanting to cause their conditions are really too unreasonable), and a good thing happens too because male lead realizes his feelings towards FL.

The part of FL knowing what was supposed to happen originally is never really explained, so I don't really understand THAT special point of the character but I prefer to believe that because of Cheng Yumo's moves Yujin just adapted without knowing anything and the future changed.

I love both FL and ML. They just suit each other so much. Also, this isn't the kind of novel where EVERY MEMBER OF HER FAMILY WANTS FL'S DEATH, no, she's actually well-respected as the Eldest miss of the Cheng manor and her twin sister (whom I believe is supposed to be the antagonist) is way to weak and overall not a match for Yujin at all.


I love the plot, I love the main characters, and overall this is just one of the greatest novels I've ever read. Usually I get bored quickly but this is making me want to wait. Must give it a go. <<less
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whitespade rated it
February 1, 2021
Status: Completed
I really like the character of our FL. She is a go getter and do whatever it takes to achieve her goal. I admire her boss lady persona. She is the type of Mary Sue that I actually like - she's perfect in every way from her beauty to her intelligence to her deportment. But, and this is important - she's actually human and her perfection is logical. Other Mary Sues have fantastical abilities like being 16 and already a medical god or being assassin etc.

The ML is typical ML,... more>> but that's fine since there's no other defect in him. He is similarly as perfect as MC and also not some kind of wunderkid that's able to go to war since 10. His ability is perfectly confined in the realm of possibilities. I love their love and romance. ML love MC even when he know MC only love herself, and their closeness is logical due to their character. They don't make trouble with each other because they both respect each other. The antagonists are good. All these men and women bothering our MC and I love seeing them being slapped by MC just by her tongue. But I must say I DETEST the way author say nonsense things with no plot for paragraphs and I tend to skip lots of it. Sometimes things are repeated for several times with just slightly different wording. <<less
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CN_Cyanide rated it
January 30, 2021
Status: Completed
Ok, this story has a very surprising MC/FL when it comes on reflecting her "past life" - the memories she received (we can't surely tell its a past life or a dream about a possible future because there are several instances where she talks about it as something she saw rather than lived through) - and her attitude towards it.

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Usually when a MC gets to know about her previous circ*ntances the novel turns into a crusade for vendetta or a quest for survival. But in this story despite that first scene where our FL snaps at her previous husband, we don't see her actively going after then... or even thinking about them that much. And later on she even comments on it during childbirth, that she only blames herself for her death, for leaving the decision over her life-and-death struggle to her previous mother in law, Huo Xue Shi. Yes, she has a bad opinion on Huo Chengyang, and yes, she is not all supportive of her sister. But there's no real hardfeelings. She is bigger than that.


Even towards her sister (which is not a mindless character, just incapable), that due to her inferiority complex keeps coming at our lead.

And I love this extremely capable couple, and how their interactions caused their feelings to grow in a very natural way. Chengjing, our ML, didn't like FL all that much in the beginning, but he reflects several times during the novel over how the changes on his opinion on her and it never feels forced, it feels logical. He is not a guy who randomly falls in love at first sight for the FL, and neither he is an overbearing character. What I love the most about him is about his deep respect for women, and there's a scene...


Some months into their marriage, when he rejects getting a cefei and asks her to trust him. She loves herself above all but he is still hoping that Yujin warms up and trusts/loves him, and so he tells why he wishes to only have her as wife. And the reason is not primarily love, but his respect for the women in his life. First - his mother (and we get to know her parents were in a monogamous relationship, and later on when she married the Prince Kang (current emperor) he only had her as a wife in the beginning), later on he was raised by Xue Shi, a scholarly and prideful woman that also refused marriage because she couldn't stomach the thought of concubinage. And so, because of that and other minor things, he knows how important a woman presence is, and that she shouldn't be taken lightly, and so taking concubines for no reason would be an insult to his wife.


And lastly, their journey never felt forced. The problems that existed never got erased by plot convenience. When she married way above her social standing, it didn't get smoothed out because the ML was there, but because of her attitude and hardwork.

Rather than a FL that has powerful godly beasts, amazing battle skills or an inhumanly brain that has all memories of her previous life down to what second this or that event happened and has to rely on it.... I love Yujin. She is the type of capable female that be on an ancient setting or modern life would be a succesful woman.

I hope more people will read this novel, and thank you for the translator for your impecable work!

Ps: I would have loved if the author wrote extra chapters on the other characters she "abandoned" through the novel, like Duke Zhai, Brother Lin and her sister/Marquis Hou. I felt that this would bring some closure to this characters that suddenly disappeared from the plot to the end of the story, even if in the beginning they were always actively brought into it. <<less
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January 29, 2021
Status: c53

I rarely make reviews, but it's usually when the novel is really really worth it. This. This is so f*cking worth it.

It starts of slow, but continues on a steady pace. The MC is smart and strong. Not because she's this magical OP person, but because she had to be. Sure, she was blessed with good looks, but so was her sister and many other ladies as implied in the novel.

She had to be strong. You know the feeling of a child wanting validation, so you continuously strive for it,... more>> and then slowly realising you will never receive it from those people. And only you can validate yourself? That's the MC. She learns things the hard way. It's not obvious mistreatment, but it's the slow grind on your heart, the constant disappointment and feeling let down by people who were supposed to support you in the little things. F*ck.

I arrived in chapter 53, and I had to put the novel down because I had to jump on here and make a review.

After reading how awesome the MC is, and the pressures that she still has to navigate, when she finally receives help she didn't ask for, her reaction made me tear up. Countless people have let her down. She learned to close herself off. Trusting no one. Second guessing good intentions, but smart enough to accept them as they come.

When the help finally arrives in the form of our ML, it doesn't diminish our MC's awesomeness at all. Rather, it's pretty freaking touching to see our MC feel secure enough to lean on someone. The relationship development between MC and ML sort of gave me some really severe Pride & Prejudice vibes. Like, the witty banter and stuff. The ML is sort of a Darcy and MC is definitely a Lizzy who's pretty sly when it comes to socialising.

Anyway, this novel hit me in all the right places and I cannot thank the translators enough for doing such an awesome job. <<less
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Shimaloo00oo rated it
January 25, 2021
Status: Completed
I really appeetiated it.

It was a beautiful, logucal and emothional jorney for two people who only had each other.

You may be somehow frustraited with the FL mindset and how it doesnt change untill almeost the end of the story, but that was their reality... she has lived 14 years with it, just for her survival.. her only goel is to leave that damn house and to have a son and enough money.

At last I should say that its a gem, you gonna love it wholeheartedly.
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January 18, 2021
Status: Completed
This novel, OMG I love it. I love the FL and Ml, their love, I don't words to express their love. Lately I've been being very critical of what I read and sometimes I get to the point of not finishing what I'm reading, I thought it was because maybe I was bored to read, but I think it was just because I couldn't find good stories, I liked the story so much. Development of both protagonists, it was not an abrupt love but, a slow love, and when you... more>> realize both main characters already loved each other, adore how they evolved throughout the text; I liked it so much that I will read another novel by the same author. 5 stars excellent service <<less
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jklm rated it
January 17, 2021
Status: c61
MC is playfully pragmatic with a calm outer disposition. She has a very intelligent and humorous approach to her situation. She is skilled at turning conflicts around on the opponent. Her face slapping abilities are more elegant and subtle than most, often leaving others believing that she is the one that was wronged. She does not chase after revenge, only her own happiness.

The ML stands out as more reasonable than the average ML. He fits into a lot of cliche ML categories, but is not quite as arrogant. That's not... more>> to say he never gets angry, but he is a lot more respectful and dignified in his actions. The slow development towards a closer relationship between the MC and ML is very believable and pretty sweet.

MC's pursuit of various husband candidates is pretty amusing. Some might find it frustrating, but I see it differently. First of all, it shows she is very self aware. She knows what kind of options a woman in her era has, and so she carefully pursues what she determines to be the best path. Yes, it means the ML falls in love first, all while she still seems to be going after another man, but I think it's not that she has no interest in the ML, rather, because she is aware of the huge difference in their status' she does not allow herself to consider him a possibility.

Besides, not only does this situation give the ML motivation to act, but it also provides some of the main drama for the story. When you have such strong protagonists, scenarios like this allow for some excitement without detracting from the abilities and competence of the MC and ML.

This is an engaging story that seems to be setting itself up for a satisfying ending. <<less
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toleroid rated it
November 18, 2020
Status: c42 part1
Pretty mediocre. The MC (Cheng Yujin) is a Mary Sue-type character. Nothing particularly attractive about the ML. Plot is predictable.
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Suetree rated it
August 25, 2020
Status: c18 part1
Love the story, it provide a more realist view on what women seek (money and security). Just a very nice easy reading not too much politics.
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ShenMiaoFan rated it
April 25, 2021
Status: --
A very good novel. Cheng Yujin is very realistic, unlike some main characters who say they have good moral values but actually don't. She also takes revenge and knows how to create benefits for herself by using her horrible family members. She sets a goal for herself and it is a very logical one too. She wants to marry a wealthy and powerful husband that can provide benefits for her, which is something that I'm sure every female in ancient china want. Although she is a bit selfish and shameless,... more>> Cheng Yujin also has compassion, unlike those female leads who take revenge a bit too far and vicious, which makes her even more down-to-earth.

As for the male lead, he seems like a good husband for Cheng Yujin. I also do hope he continues to be like what he is now, and not let Cheng Yujin suffer any further grievances (I mean, nobody in her family even truly cares for her! She's so young and yet, she's more sensible than her adopted mother AND her biological mother!).

I wasn't very into this when I first started, because I felt a bit uncomfortable at Yujin's shamelessness (XD). However, as I read, I felt that everything Cheng Yujin did was reasonable, considering the fact that she never had any familial love. Moreover, the more farther I read, the more I saw how twisted her family members were, thus, Cheng Yujin gradually became my third favorite female lead! Go Cheng Yujin!

Totally recommend this novel, you'll like it. <<less
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Sara22 rated it
April 14, 2021
Status: c68
I lov this novel absolute. This novel always makes me laugh and its contains real bitter life. I had ride a rollercoaster in life and even went off t track. All I want just peace of mind now. I wish I read this novel early on. Cheng Yujin character is not wrong. Being selfish is never wrong w t fact that everything is all ur own effort. Only urself responsible for your life. Cheng Yujin's family character is v common even in this 21st century. I found comedy and love... more>> really in t air. I love cheng Yujin. I hope she got everything she wants in t novel. Ha ha... <<less
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LadyQueenMisha rated it
March 4, 2021
Status: --
I really love this novel. It's quite different from the usual reincarnation/rebirth type that I've read because the MC never really bothered to get revenge to those who hurt her during her previous life or her dream-like life before as what she calls it. She just focused on herself and her dream to marry some rich, powerful man. It may seem like she's cunning and manipulative but I think she have every right to be because of the kind of environment she lived in. Besides I think she's a good... more>> person compared to any of her family. She's smart, independent and she knows what she wants. I stan! 🙌 <<less
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AliceJ rated it
February 27, 2021
Status: c66 part2
actually I was very reluctant to read this novel but I had nothing to do and seeing the reviews I couldn't help but be curious, therefore, I've read it. And let me tell you this was one of the best Chinese novels I've read so far.

the FL personality is not perfect but she's not vicious either, she's very balanced, smart but not overly so. very realistic! the characters have depth to them and are not shallow like most romance novels. the ML is good.

the romance is slow but the interaction... more>> of the couple is very amusing, they have great chemicals going on there it's so refreshing.

but I do have a complaint... the style of the author is mainly good but sometimes some details (like the past of the ML) gets repeated although from different people's point of view but nothing interesting is added just copying the same thoughts over and over again. It personally annoyed me a little but it's okay.

overall a good read totally recommend! <<less
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Caffae rated it
February 11, 2021
Status: c60 part1
Awesome practical MC. One of the best ancient China novels I’ve read so far. Not so sure about the romance portion but I absolutely love the MC and how she views the world. Also the fact that she isn’t obsessed with ML at beginning instead she considers others with a realistic view of what marriage to them will be like. ML is ok.
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