To Be A Virtuous Wife 何为贤妻/ 賢妻多嬌 by 月下蝶影 Yue Xia Die Ying (HE)


As a virtuous wife, does it include tolerating his cousin, enduring his concubines, bearing his mother?

If you will not let me live freely, why would I let you live in satisfaction?

Did fate let women time-travel so she could learn the three morals and four virtues? [1]

Rather than act like a coward and live, it would be better to live in satisfaction and die.

[1] 三从四德: Three morals: obey the father in childhood, obey the husband in marriage and obey the son in widowhood. Four virtues: be moral, be proper in speech, have physical charm and skill in needlework.

(Credit: Dreams of Jianghu)

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14 Responses

  1. Sparklingdawnlights
    Sparklingdawnlights September 9, 2015 at 2:28 am |

    I like the wang fei already! Even though I don’t really like how the male lead has so many wives lol

  2. ii
    ii September 9, 2015 at 8:27 am |

    Wow seems like another good novel waiting for me to read. ><' not enough time to google translate all these goodies. Still, i'm thankful for all the recommendations.
    I need to go back ogling on these books now.ASAP

  3. alice
    alice September 9, 2015 at 6:52 pm |

    you can use speak screen on ipad to read it for you

  4. Yunz
    Yunz September 24, 2015 at 2:09 am |

    Love love love this book! The female lead is smart, level-headed, consistent and practical, one of my favourite kinds. Sometimes, female characters engage in stereotypical power play with male characters to establish themselves as ‘strong’ females, Qu Qing Ju however uses her wits to see the world, people and schemes around her as they are, and either go with the flow, or come up with smart ways to circumvent them. Case in point: she correctly perceived her mother-in-law as someone intelligent, and hence she decided to play dumb, since smart mother-in-laws typically don’t like too-smart of a daughter-in-law. While she exasperated her mother-in-law, she also lowered her mother-in-law’s guard and gained favour with her.

    The male lead is someone who is also shrewd and calm, having to survive the imperial politics and engage in the power struggle for the throne. It wasn’t love at first sight for He Heng and Qu Qing Ju, especially since both are more practical than romantic people. But their gradually deepening love was very very sweet. Especially the ending in the last epilogue! The flashes of humour in the novel also made me LOL.

    I will end this brief review with the following extract:

    “Since He Heng ascended the throne, other than when others were around, privately he never addressed himself with his formal title. He treated her just like when they were still at the Duan Prince residence, and was instead getting closer. She wasn’t a pessimistic person, so she didn’t become afraid because of this. From certain perspective, she enjoyed how well He Heng treated her, and she would treat him just as well. If He Heng genuinely had feelings for her, she would be happy. If he had no feelings for her, she would not be broken hearted. Instead, she had the confidence that before she ended her own life, she would successfully sabotage him.”

  5. lacusclyne1
    lacusclyne1 September 25, 2015 at 10:19 pm |

    Absolutely ADORE this novel. I’m following the English translation but couldn’t help reading ahead w/ the Vietnamese translation.

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  6. lacusclyne1
    lacusclyne1 September 25, 2015 at 10:22 pm |

    Sorry, wanted to make sure I knew how to use the spoiler tags.


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  7. serendipity
    serendipity September 28, 2015 at 2:51 am |

    so good. it was nice to read since im so stressed from school and cant be bothered with an epic teary novel.

  8. Sparklingdawnlights
    Sparklingdawnlights October 8, 2015 at 11:54 pm |

    Thanks lacusclyne1 ! Your name reminds me of gundam though hahaha

  9. Yukikumori
    Yukikumori November 1, 2015 at 9:31 am |

    Really like this book. Has the author written any other stories?

  10. Thiri
    Thiri December 15, 2015 at 10:19 am |

    How many chapters? R there likeable second male lead?

  11. serendipity
    serendipity January 4, 2016 at 9:57 pm |

    IF you liked this one,

    I would recommened Fu Gui Jin Xiu. Its little to no angst however the plot is definitely not the same as this novel.

  12. White horse
    White horse October 16, 2016 at 4:52 am |

    This has to be by far my favourite ancient novel! I love strong-willed heroines and this one didn’t disappoint – at all. I have a soft spot for male leads that shower the heroines with love, a bit unrealistic but here I genuinely felt that the initial infatuation grew into love.

    You should definitely give this story a go if you are into ancient novels where the heroine is not afraid to kick some butt and the male lead is totally swoon-worthy. The plot flows well from beginning to end but I found it harder to read scenes where both the leads were missing … mainly because I’m too spoilt. By the end of the book I felt admiration for the female lead because of her ability to indirectly and directly strengthen her relationship with her husband.

    I feel like I’m rambling now but all in all, you should just read it. The English translations are complete, thank you to Dreams of Jianghu (wyhcwe) for the magnificent translations. It appears that this amazing translator is starting a new project, 八宝妆 (Eight Treasures Trousseau) and I’m super excited!

  13. Crystalsdv
    Crystalsdv November 2, 2016 at 5:30 am |

    The author has another book called Eight treasures trousseau that Dreams of Jianghu is translating now. Would anyone know what the Vietnamese name is? Thanks.

  14. Amanda Tan
    Amanda Tan May 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm |

    i love this novel so much. it is nice to have a uncomplicated story about how a smart logical woman surviving as a member of the royal family and how she managed to get her man to love only her. one of my favs. No 3rd parties. leading guy is insanely faithful after he confirms his feelings. one of the best ones i’ve read

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