Wonderful Life After Exchanging Fate

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There were two daughters in Jiang Family. Each of them was as beautiful as flowers and jades.

Time had caught up with the famine season. One must be sold to survive.

Jiang Yun Zhu pulled the shorter stick and was taken away by a human broker.

Seven years later, Jiang Yun Zhu’s face was even brighter. She was dressed in rich clothes and surrounded by servants.

At this time, she was already the young madam of Marquis An Ping Manor. It went without saying, she was extremely honorable.

It turned out that the human broker sold her to Marquis An Ping Manor back then.

At this time, Jiang Yun Xiu’s face was battered by wind and frost. Every day, she worried about firewood and rice.

After receiving the brocade handed over by her elder sister, Jiang Yun Xiu gritted her teeth until blood came out. If she was the one who was taken away by the human broker…

Returning to the day of drawing lots, Jiang Yun Xiu snatched the short stick first. This time, she wanted to be the one above others.

Jiang Yun Zhu smilingly took the long stick. She thought it was so easy to go from a maid to the Young Madam of Marquis Manor?

Note: The wealth and honor in the heroine’s dream was earned by her own struggle, not by being sold.

Don’t get sold, live even better!

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换命后的美好生活
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Review
14 Reviews


MissQ
New MissQ
Nov 06, 2023
Status: c91
Ah unfortunate, I loved almost every novel I've read from Explore. This one started out amazing, but it got boring very soon. And it's not like I don't read slice of life, I live for this genre!

It's very similar to another novel I'm following, Chang'an Small Restaurant, but I think the other novel executes the story a little better. Both are girls from the modern world who first worked as maids in a high status family. After extricating themselves, they open a stall and later upgrade it into a whole... more>> store due to the popularity of their food. Likewise, there's a bigger restaurant that want to knock down their place, but fails. Both MLs are high ranking officials, but I'm not a big fan of ice bergs so -1 for Wonderful Life After Exchanging Fate.

But I think the difference is where what makes Chang'an Small Restaurant prevail as the better novel. Firstly, there's a lot of family members and starving people the MC of Wonderful Life After Exchanging Fate extends a helping hand at. Don't get me wrong, it's a kind gesture, but the amount of people present in the novel after 60 chapters is so many I don't even know who's who anymore. I feel like these characters are added just to pad the story, some of them don't even make a difference in the story later. There's way less people in Chang'an Small Restaurant, and even better, not many share the same names.

Also everyone hides their thoughts, there's much more push and pull in this novel. I'm not a fan of that. Also her greedy sister is a turn off, there's nothing redeeming about her, she's flat, just a greedy pretty girl. As some one who's lives through a lifetime already, I would expect her to be a little more mature. There's actually quite a few 2D people in this story now that I think about it. Even the MC is a little flat, she only knows to cook and avoid people of status, I still don't have a clue what she likes other than cooking. We, as the readers, rarely get a peak at the character's thoughts, there's no foreshadowing, and everything is just written out right, I think that's why its so difficult for me to like this novel. I think many of the reviews agree, since there's only a limited amount of 5 stars, this novel is just passable.

The translator really tried, but I do think she may have a easier time tling non-ancient genre novels. There's some information I think are missed or idioms unexplained, which leaves me a curious and unfulfilled. But she really did a good job otherwise, there's a lot of obvious effort put into this novel. I suggest perhaps recruiting an editor, or running your work through an AI to improve some of the wording. <<less
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MsEliteNEET
MsEliteNEET
Feb 10, 2023
Status: Completed
Edit: There's some side stories at the end. But some Chinese sites hadn't posted it at the time of my reading. TW: s*xual assault of 2 side characters; in*est in ch 70.

Major Spoilers below, so read at your peril.

It begins with a very sad premise: a horrible famine forces a poor family to sell a daughter. However, the tone isn't as bleak or serious as you would think. It's actually a really pleasant way to pass the time. No angst or dog blood. There's a series of crimes interspersed throughout the novel, and they are wrapped up quickly. It's all speedy, easy reading.

Throughout the novel, you see the MC and her family trying to eke out a living by selling delicious food. In between, she has a series of run-ins with the ML.

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who is undercover solving a variety of cases for the emperor. Even though he's using an alias, the MC knows who he is.

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She's wary of ML because she remembers his ruthlessness in her past life.

Happy Ending

The ML is NOT mentioned in the blurb above.

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is Shen FengMing. The ML is the nephew of the emperor and he is the head of a special guard division, similar to the Jinyuwei. His family is more powerful than the Marquis An Ping, the guy she married in the last life.

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Side stories

I didn't read all of them, but here's the gist:

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MC and ML get married. They move to the capitol and live with ML's parents. Mother in law is a princess, her mom is the empress dowager.

There's a bit of palace intrigue as the MC visits the Dowager.

MC is pregnant.

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PechDepi
PechDepi
Jan 25, 2023
Status: Completed
Ok, so this overall tone of this novel is not too heavy so if you are here for some lighter read. Then yes you are in the correct place.

  • The female lead is a bit Mary Sue because she is beautiful, talents, man just seem to like her all over the place and she solve big problems easily. So if you hate mary sue, maybe ignore all that or move away.
  • There is some plot holes:
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    For example: what happened to the water filter that the FL make??? Or what happened to the her paternal side of the fam back in the old place? This novel tend to ignore some plot that was created so that the FL and ML could shine. So try to work with it.

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  • There is s*upid peoples, and they live up to that “s*upid” titles.
All in all, I like it because I can speed run through the raw and don’t have to use too much of my brain. No deep palace/ political scheming or every plot that was mention was mention once and become important later. Just breeze reading.
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08phamann
08phamann
Aug 27, 2023
Status: c100
MC refuses to marry ML because he is a noble and due to her past life, she does not want to experience all that drama again. She wants a simple life.... but keeps opening restaurants everywhere they go and keeps expanding. This is kind of counterintuitive and contradicts what she said about wanting a simple life. Which makes her constant refusal of ML kind of hypocritical and frustrating.
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Roxasfleur
Roxasfleur
Jul 02, 2023
Status: Completed
Was actually not looking for this novel at the start. I read another story translated by the same team but I think they messed up the link and I ended up reading this one. Till the end hahaha.

The story focus heavily on MC growing her wings slowly. Her cooking skill is very very OP and everyone is atttacted to her at first due to It. However, she was also really kind and that added another part to her charm.

I just absolutely love ML. He is very respectful to her. He... more>> never forces her, he always fulfill his promise and he never obstructed her. When MC was still hesitating to accept ML, she was afraid that If one day she can't be happy and wants to leave, that ML won't want to release her. So, when their marriage was decided, ML give MC a divorce paper with his name already signed and stamped so that MC can keep it and leave her own sign if she one day decided to leave him. That is honestly very moving. <<less
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Kurobito
Kurobito
Jan 29, 2023
Status: c114
novel is so-so only. I was hoping for zero romance but there.. It is. And as usual. Whatever the MC cooks her food was liked by everyone. The competition between rival chef/business people was quick to resolve without knowing what the h*ck happen to them. Zzzz go back to bed sleeep
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hastingsj
hastingsj
May 09, 2023
Status: Completed
Soft easy read with only the slightest hint of drama between cooking & slow romance. No big schemes, no threatening villians, no politics. only minor schemes that resolve quickly, ineffective villians, and court affairs as a backdrop instead of a focus.

the female lead is a ... more>>
Spoiler

2x reincarnator. 1st life in the modern world. 2nd life she is sold by her poor family to be a rich familys servant & eventually becomes the rightful wife of that familys son. 3rd life she goes back in time to the day she was sold in her 2nd life

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the day she was sold
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she has a vivid daydream of her 2nd life and looks up to see she is in front of her crying mother who has her and her sister draw straws to see who is sold. she reaches for the short straw & it is snatched by her sister who has also had a dream of their previous life and wants to be a rich wife

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Sisters short straw plan
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she wants to be rich & thinks she can just breeze through to a rich wife after being sold. unfortunately... it wont be as nice as she hopes. The human broker is not nice and she almost ends up a s*x worker before she makes it the the rich manor as a hard labor kitchen maid

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MCs short straw plan
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she wanted to go back to the rich family manor... not to work or get married again, but to run away. Being a servant was awful and she was unhappy with her husband. she wants to do buisness instead. Now that her sister took the short straw she can just stay with her family which is a lot less work

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ML is a
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war god coruption inspector who goes around executing corrupt officials for the king. people are terrified of him since he has 0 tact and 0 charm. He ends up meeting the MC while investigating a mine for illegal weapons. She recognizes him and uses him to save people. He falls pretty hard & pretty fast but doesnt admit it to himself for a while

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villians
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the sister, the MCs husband from her 2nd life, & a princess who loves the ML. all are solved with little direct intervention. The MC and ML are kind of above it

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the ending is a little abrupt. it
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stops seemingly out of nowhere once the MC & ML get married and are about to start a new business. no married life. no kids. no idea if the new buisness works out. no resolution for the villians. it feels like the story got cut off.

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Afm
Afm
Jul 13, 2023
Status: Completed
Nothing special.

Just similar-troup of 'transmigrated fl- go into cooking buisness- meet- cold face ice heart ml- faces slapping here n there- finally FL n ML marriage- the end.
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Eeria
Eeria
Aug 20, 2023
Status: Completed
Loved the story and the romance. There were no annoying 3rd party or villains. Story was tied up nicely. FL is a great and smart cook, ML is the silent protector. I am assuming he must be smart to navigate the politics of the court but the novel never dwelled on it.
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KahaniKaDin
KahaniKaDin
Feb 16, 2023
Status: Completed
A slow paced story. Good read. Few plot holes can be ignored. The love of family shown in first part of the story seems entirely missing in the later chapters. The point I really really wish to know is what happened to all the houses/ mansions she collected?🤔
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User.948761
User.948761
Oct 15, 2023
Status: c94
It’s okay. The romance is super slow burn. They finally kiss at around chapter 85 but still aren’t together. The story is very slice of life with a sprinkle of intrigue. The twin sister frustrates me - it’s like the author lost steam regarding her because she’s not present for a good chunk of the story.
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Nelris
Nelris
Sep 30, 2023
Status: c83
A sweet slice of life, with some intrigue from time to time.

For the foodies it will probably be more enjoyable since there is a lot of passages about food.

The minus for me would be the sister, there is no much reason for her behavior apart from the need of this kind of vilain. Could have been better Imo.

Overall I enjoy reading it, the translation seem good.

Try it 10 chapters and you should know if it fit you.
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mercipourleslivres
mercipourles
Aug 21, 2023
Status: Completed
4.5 stars. This was a really nice cooking/slice-of-life novel with some slow-burn romance thrown in. I didn't find myself bored ever while reading which says a lot. Sometimes food p*rn novels get tiring with all the constant descriptions of food, but this author mixed it up just enough to keep it fresh and entertaining. I also liked that the female lead was constantly thinking of new business ventures.

The male lead was wonderful in that he completely respects the FL and even though he desperately wanted to be with her he... more>> knew it had to be on her terms.

The translation is great too! I'm really enjoying it and will continue to read along even though I already finished using MTL. <<less
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ai.nwjns
ai.nwjns
Aug 15, 2023
Status: Completed
Good storyline and characters development. But somehow I feel the writer bored with their plot. The ending just pale with the first chapter impression.

The male lead Best friend treat not fair : (

Another novel with explanation type of writing. Even how the characters feeling, the writer explaining details.
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