Warm Chord (Here to Heart) 温暖的弦 by 安宁 An Ning (HE)


This book tells a story about eternal love. This young and immature but profound love that even a cruel break up cannot change.  They took a decade yet still cannot heal their injured hearts. Even though they have found new companions, they are still unable to quell their empty and lonely hearts. Who will make the first move to lure the other back? The love between men and women is like a war. Just a smile, a kiss or a confession and you will surrender. But he immediately announced his marriage with another woman. Is this love or revenge? Ten years ago, she suddenly disappeared without a word. This caused him immense pain throughout the years, so is he seeking revenge? This so-called everlasting love, perhaps is really no match for the hatred that developed with the passing of time?


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54 Responses

  1. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 6, 2012 at 3:27 am |

    I listened to 5 minute of the trailer & feel that the radio drama is quite good. I think it is abt 3 hrs only so they must have edited a fair bit of the book. I think the radiodrama link is incomplete but I’ve downloaded & converted all 9 files from tudou into MP3. If anyone is interested, I can email them to you.

  2. lidge
    lidge September 6, 2012 at 4:23 am |

    My bad, peanuts. I’ve read this already…hehe. So sorry I didn’t recognize it when you asked me. Can’t remember much though since it’s been a long time ago and don’t have time to re-read it at this moment. From what I can recall, OK story though.

    I know it’s a happy ending. I think the main guy is a CEO or chairman of a corporation? The story begins with a selection for the position of his secretary or something. Several employees are nominated, and the main girl is chosen. Then we later find out that they used to date each other.

    The most vivid thing I remember in this story is the main girl asking the main guy whether he purposely chose her to be his secretary. He denies it, saying that when they first met again, she acted indifferent towards him so he thought she didn’t have any feelings left for him. Plus, he doesn’t allow personal feelings to interfere with business matters. Other ppl chose her thinking she was the best candidate, and he accepted their decision.

    That’s all I remember…hehe (blushes in shame)

  3. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 6, 2012 at 4:29 am |

    If you can’t remember much then I guess it is an average book. Anyway I can’t find an audio book on it but a radio drama which is rather short. I think I can finish this book in no time so you don’t need to give me any spoiler:) Haha, you read so many books, I can’t expect you to remember everyone. I know you only remember the best & the most hilarious:) Thanks for the summary.

  4. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 6, 2012 at 5:54 am |

    You know how to send big files as yahoo & google said my files too big:( If not, I’ll find a way to send you later when I’ve more time to research.

  5. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan September 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm |

    Me too!! Me too!! My email is angelicpianist@gmail.com. Peanuts, do you know what you are doing to my sleep schedule with all the new books you are introducing? As in, I have read some of everything, gotten no sleep, and all my plot lines mixed up. But I love you for it!! Thank you!!

  6. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm |

    Send you & Chancy tomorrow as my bed/audio time soon:P I posted all those books to lure you out of hiding, wahaha…Aiya, who asked you to be so greedy:P? Read one by one slowly bcos they are all good:) Anyway I’ve not read most of those books I posted:P Read slowly & come often to rant & rave with us:)

  7. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm |

    U ever need to go eat an extra snack before you sleep after your readings? I go to bed after dramatime and dinner and listen to an hour and find my self getting hungry. Lol

  8. lidge
    lidge September 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm |

    atsu-chan: ….read some of everything, gotten no sleep, and all my plot lines mixed up….

    Take out the “some of” and it’s my life story^^

  9. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan September 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm |

    Me too, me too! I’m always so hungry after I listen, especially when the characters start eating in the story.

    I’m trying to read slowly too! In fact, I think I lag way behind all of you guys. But I’m trying…. hehe

  10. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan September 7, 2012 at 1:03 am |

    Many, many thanks, Peanuts!!! 😀

  11. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan September 7, 2012 at 1:04 am |

    Hahaha! But I wouldn’t trade for sleep and not read these awesome books!

  12. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 7, 2012 at 1:17 am |

    I still love sleep more. I have more self controlling because afraid will read away all these books. Should sip these book like tea and not gulp it down like water.

  13. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 7, 2012 at 1:20 am |

    Don’t worry. If you have finished all the books posted, I’ll post more just for you, lol. I just had a big slice of birthday cake so I feel sleepy now:(

  14. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 7, 2012 at 1:28 am |

    With the speed that you are reading, I don’t think there will be anymore good translated books left for you to read:P Haha, I know you like to reread the sweet & hilarous books, so do I:) I’ll relisten to cute & funny books with good readers. Btw, you can’t understand Mandarin? I feel listening to audio books is more enjoyable than reading. The only shortcomings are sub-std readers & limited choices.

  15. lidge
    lidge September 7, 2012 at 10:18 am |

    I don’t know Mandarin, peanuts. Vietnamese originated from Chinese so the 2 languages are quite similar (like French/English) so sometimes I can guess the meaning of Chinese words. For example: “fleur” in French is “flower” in Eng. Likewise with Chinese & Viet. For example: “gege” in Chinese is “ca ca” in Viet.

    It’s easier for me to decipher Chinese if I have some context to work with. For example….
    -For Let Me Look At You, the guy names are Vu Vũ & Hàn Thuật. I didn’t know their names in Chinese, but when you talked about Wu Yue and Han Shu, it was easy for me to make the connection.
    -For Mirage, Chi Chen in Chinese = Trì Trừng in Viet; Zhao Xun Xun in Chinese = Triệu Tuần Tuần in Viet. See, very similar.

    The problem is I must see the Chinese words in pinyin (can’t read characters) before I can make the connection back to Viet. This doesn’t work the other way though since I don’t know Chinese, I can’t look at Viet words and know what they are in Chinese.

  16. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm |

    My Mandarin sucks:( I learned it by watching tv eg Princess Returning Pearl etc. But I can speak Cantonese fluently so I can understand & speak to Bosco, heehee:P

    Oh, Viet utilises the alphabets & is based on pinyin. Easier for me to learn Viet than Chinese to read novels:P Btw, easier to scan the book & post PDF or scan then copy & paste than type out the whole book. What is Let me Look at U in Viet? I’ll see if it is available in the library or bookshop. If I can find it, I’ll scan for you.

  17. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm |

    Hey Atsu & Chancy, I’ve sent you the radio drama MP3 files. I’ve finished listening to half of it. The story is quite typical but the radio drama is very good with lots of sound effects, nice music & songs & most importantly great voices !!! The length is perfect to sustain my interest & short attention span. I am spoiled:( I can’t listen to any audiobook with a single reader unless it is read by my few fav readers fr cxt8. I need a man to sound like a male & a woman to sound like a female so a pair is a must, a trio is good & 2 pairs are a bonus.

  18. Chancy426
    Chancy426 September 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm |

    Me too. I can scan too if i find in my libraries.

    I also understand a language called theochew dialect in China that is used by some Vietnamese and Malay and Indonesian its closer to Vietnamese and Taiwanese so sometimes i can guess what some Vietnamese people are saying.

    Feel like going to one more library today to see if they have more popular books. Can’t find a single tonghua or tangqi book. Did find there will be an angel who would love u for me. Its happy ending and has audiobooks so imma try reading with book in hand. Have a feelings ill be too concentrated on following the text character by character and lose out on what’s happening. Lol

  19. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 8, 2012 at 4:27 am |

    Me too. I can scan too if i find in my libraries.

    I also understand a language called theochew dialect in China that is used by some Vietnamese and Malay and Indonesian its closer to Vietnamese and Taiwanese so sometimes i can guess what some Vietnamese people are saying.

    Feel like going to one more library today to see if they have more popular books. Can’t find a single tonghua or tangqi book. Did find there will be an angel who would love u for me. Its happy ending and has audiobooks so imma try reading with book in hand. Have a feelings ill be too concentrated on following the text character by character and lose out on what’s happening. Lol

    What is the name of the book in Chinese? Is the storyline or the audiobook good?

  20. chancy426
    chancy426 September 8, 2012 at 5:39 am |

    会有天使替我爱你. it’s a very popular novel, but the author said she shed the most tears for that book over all the books she’s written. I peaked at the author’s note at the end and it says it’s a happy ending. I just want to read this book because it has audiobook. She’s not exactly my most favorite author. I read her “The Flame’s Daughter” and wanted to pull my hair out at the end even thought it was the ending I wanted, it’s just what I wanted the most didn’t happen. I just wanted a simple confession! Girl, he died 3 times for you, can’t you just tell him that you did like him even a little?

  21. lidge
    lidge September 8, 2012 at 6:52 am |

    Ming Xiao Xi (明曉溪) has written quite a few books, I think, but I’ve only read 会有天使替我爱你 and bits of 泡沫之夏. From what I can remember (hopefully I’m thinking of the correct story…hehe), I thought 会有天使替我爱你 was unnecessarily way too dramatic. The twist in the story is good though, very surprising!! If based on just these 2 works, I the author is Qiong Yao’s long-lost sister.

  22. lidge
    lidge September 8, 2012 at 7:03 am |

    But I can speak Cantonese fluently so I can understand & speak to Bosco, heehee:P

    Peanuts, you can have a go at Bosco now since he’s single. Too bad I don’t know Mandarin/Cantonese. Guess you’re ahead of me again due to technicality, eh peanuts? XD

    What is Let me Look at U in Viet? I’ll see if it is available in the library or bookshop. If I can find it, I’ll scan for you.

    Me too. I can scan too if i find in my libraries.

    Thanks so much for the offer, you guys! Really nice of you!♥♥
    But it’s too much trouble so it’s OK. Maybe the girl typing the story (or God?) heard my prayers and just updated 2 more chaps. I have to write tons of essays this semester, and writing is my weakness so really must stop reading actually….haha.

  23. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 8, 2012 at 9:47 am |

    I go to HK often & my friend knows where Bosco lives, wahaha..but no thank you, you can have him:) He is too playful, makes me feel insecured:( I need someone like LJ who can take good care of me:P You don’t need to say anything, just look at Bosco adoringly, lol.

    After you finish college, drop me a msg if you need any book that you can’t live without & I’ll try to get u a scan or hard copy:)

  24. Peanuts
    Peanuts September 8, 2012 at 9:57 am |

    I tried the audio book bcos got 2 readers but they are average only. I only listened to 5 mins & lost interest:( Do they get better? The storyline sound familiar. Was there a drama on it? I am not starting this unless you tell me it is fantastic as I’ve too many better one waiting for me:)

    EEEEEE I am allergic to Aunty Qiong Yao. I admit I grew up watching her weepy dramas with my mum:) But time has changed & so have I. My taste is more refined now so I can’t go back to her:P

  25. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan September 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm |

    Thank you, Peanuts! Been so busy with classes starting again, so I’ve been so slow to reply to you. Thank you!!

  26. chancy426
    chancy426 September 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm |

    Started on the voice drama for it. I had such a shock when I was parking in the parking lot this morning. There was a LOUD car honking in the story and I freaked out. Luckily it wasn’t on the road, I was like what what? what happened? who honked at me? than I realized it’s in the drama. haha

    I must say, I’m very lost. Is there any history between her and her boss?

  27. lidge
    lidge September 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm |

    They used to date. He was a friend of her elder sister? Don’t remember why they broke up. She’s now dating the boss of a rival company. There’s a funny convo where he asks why she’s working in his company instead of her boyfriend’s. She says it’s because the rival company paid her a lot of money to spy on his company….haha

  28. Bongsd
    Bongsd November 1, 2013 at 9:06 am |

    I just finished reading this book. I like. Thanks Peanuts for recommending me this book.
    But sometimes I really want to strangle the male lead. He always wants her to comeback by his sides from her own will but he always acts intimate with the other girl. But I’m also moved by all the things he did for her (the house, her necklace (that costs a lot, but I like it not because of its value but the fact that he scares to lost her one more time, now he can find her even if she’s in the space), when he bought the factory to research the medecine to cure her disease…)
    But I had the 2nd lead syndrome. He is just the best buddy.
    It’s a great book, but too much “you must to prove that you love me”, “I don’t want to be hurt again”.

  29. Pm
    Pm February 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm |

    Ok…tis is one story I sun click with…sorry…but I just dun get it…..first the writer is so long winded…but
    Yes what’s with the male lead??????? Attitude problem…can’t he see that he is responsible for 50% of the problem…oh sure the female lead is at fault too….but the way he takes his revenge is just too /(4(4?;)(,):?:)!!!!!!
    I’m only at chpt 18 and I’m skipping half the words…I just wanna know the ending…..sheesh….the stupid yi xin and her baby…..just who the world is the father???

    Wait let me finish and u’ll rant Somemore!!!! I’m losing it reading this book 🙁

  30. Pm
    Pm February 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm |

    Oky….I’ve totally given up reading at chpt 18…. Can someone pls spoil me with the ending….who’s the father of yi xin’s bb and how the the two clowns of a lead finally get together….. I’m just tooooo peeved with this whole book….

    Thanks…..sorry..I just dun see why they are listed as most loving?? He’s doing things to hurt her in the name of trying to get her to his side….I dun think the things he did are sweet…more like manipulative….sorry…maybe I’m just too annoyed with the male lead…

  31. Bongsd
    Bongsd February 27, 2014 at 2:34 pm |

    @Pm I agree with you and know how you feel because I feel the same when I read this book. That’s why I like the 2nd guy more. As I said in my previous comment, he always wants her to comeback by his side without any hesitation. But how can she do it when he doesn’t end his relationship with his so called fiancé. That’s what I hate the most.

    @Peanuts, glaa I read once again some parts to give you the details. You better read what I wrote below.

    Spoiler Inside SelectShow
  32. Pm
    Pm February 27, 2014 at 2:51 pm |

    Oky..I shall not throw eggs…..bongsd..thanks but it’s oky…dun hv to summarize..I trudged and skimmed thru the book quickly and got my answers…..well….while grinding my teeth!!!!

    I’m sorry..but I HATE this book!!!! Totally totally hate it. First the writer is so long winded…re writing the lyrics of some songs and over describing certain that’s and emotions.

    This couple is totally dysfunctional and well….their love is also dysfunctional….I can only say the positive thing is that the held on to their love for 10 yrs…..but holding on to it is one….expressing such love in such a ridiculous way is psychotic!!!! I do not recommend this book…sorry….. :p

    Eg: ZNX (male lead) uses YX (2nd female lead) to get back at WN (female lead). He goes as far as publicizing their wedding to the whole city, coz she’s an actress……he wants WN to prove her love by trashing the wedding and stopping it… And after tat…..he gives her a ring but disappears..for what reason? Payback time?

    WN also suffered badly…worse than him I feel….all he suffered was his ego and love trampled…she did say she loved him but he was not satisfied….. When WN asked for a breakup in their teenage years.coz she found out her sister also loved him…..he retaliated by kissing her best fren…..which led to a chain of accidents…..their dads dying coz they were trying to rush back to pacify their kids, WN had to still endure her sister’s attempted suicide……she suffered both a betrayal by her best fren and boyfriend, her dad and his dads death….and an attempted suicide….which she started blaming herself n went into depression…..she bore all these by herself…

    And mr ego is complaining that she caused him immense grief by disappearing for 7 yrs and when she returns he complains she didn’t try to win him back and stuff…..like duh!!!! She comes bk coz she finds out u r getting engaged to her ex best fren,,,,,,and u treat her like trash…n u still expect her to fight for your love again?? I salute her for not being the third party to breakup ur engagement..and u blame her for not fighting for your love??!! U scheme to make her upset so she will stay by ur side…..hey…shes got a heart comdition…and u still make her upset…she was depresssed till ahe had to see a shrink for abt a year…and u still force her and torment her… How loving……Dysfunctional!!!!

    Oky..I. Sorry for ranting…this story gets my nerves upset…..

  33. Pm
    Pm February 27, 2014 at 2:53 pm |

    Thanks bongsd…now I can read in detail….. I skipped most of it..just wanted to find out the reason….. I shall go read the summary 🙂

  34. Pm
    Pm February 27, 2014 at 3:02 pm |

    Oky read ur summary….And no…I still dun think its loving….it’s totally dysfunctional……

    His disappearing is like a tit for tat game…..she disappears so he must do the same to her to let her kw what it feels like?! Where is the man In him to be a shelter and security for her?

    But honestly…..would any girl try to break up a wedding of the guy she loves? She’s not even sure of his feelings and depth of his love for her at this point rite? Likes he’s all cuddly and lovey dovey with yi xin while at the same time wanting her…..

  35. Pm
    Pm February 28, 2014 at 1:11 am |

    Yes…I’ve found my annoying closure….

    Thanks a million bongsd…..:)

    Haha…this guy is sure for me……to trash, humiliate and rant at…hahaha….
    But yes…. Read at ur own risk of rising blood pressure and irritance…..yes…pls make a big warning….this book is not loving at all!!

    Btw…one more annoying comment……bongsd….how can he expect her to come and snatch him back after making her think that yi xin pregnant with his baby???!!!!! All along they have led everyone to believe that yi xin is carrying his child….which evil woman wants to break up a family??!! Oh I just so dislike..no..I just so hate this guy!!!!

    Yes yi Chen any day….he just patiently waited for 7 yrs with no other girl by his side…..that is called loving…..and no mean tit for tat treatment either.
    Oky…I need a fluffy lovey dovey book…..

  36. Bongsd
    Bongsd February 28, 2014 at 2:50 am |

    You’re welcome. Poor Pm. :-/ Peanuts, you should make a post with all hateful male leads. I will give you a few names. hihihi

  37. Bongsd
    Bongsd February 28, 2014 at 3:24 am |

    I had the 2nd lead syndrome for this book. I ship Wen Nuan with the 2nd guy. He’s always here for her but unfortunately, he’s a real playboy and she doesn’t love him. I’m sure that If she loves him, he’ll change.

    Okay, let me think about it.

  38. Pm
    Pm February 28, 2014 at 4:42 am |

    Yep…bongsd I also ship zhu Lin Lu….he’s always there for wen nuan….even if he does not have a good opinion on relationships n love….but he has always stood by her, loving her and being a shelter for her.

    Btw…..if I’m not wrong while skimming thru…. The irritant zhan fella got zhu Lin Lu and his Macau gf dead drunk and extracted their swimmers and eggs, fertilized them and replanted? Making zhu Lin Lu’s gf pregnant even tho they did not sleep together??

    Peanuts…I’m going to try the book hi my man……I need sth silly n funny now….

  39. Pm
    Pm February 28, 2014 at 7:51 am |

    Hahah….this time if it’s bad…I will burn the turkey alive!!!! Maybe raw turkey shabu shabu :p

    Oky…I will give my comments after I’m done there…..

    Again…..I must emphasize….I HATE this book….. 🙁 wasted my brain and eye cells……..

  40. Tea.Thyme
    Tea.Thyme August 30, 2015 at 8:32 am |

    I completely agree with PM. I wanted very much to like this book but I just couldn’t because the male lead makes me want to strangle him. He’s completely awful! His only redeeming trait is that he is persistent. He has held onto this ‘love’ (or obsession, perhaps?) for 10 years. He seems to be a pretty self-absorbed person as he is always focusing on how she hurt him by leaving and how she doesn’t put effort into their relationship and their love. However, he has never tried to be understanding of her and to consider how she might have felt. She was still quite young when she found out about her sister’s feelings and everything just spiraled out of control. He faults her for running away when her world was falling apart? Additionally, when she musters her courage to face their relationship honestly then he decides to test her and make her suffer? I think he’s completely whacko. Personally, for me, a good male lead is 60% of the story. I want someone that makes me swoon and all giddy (a prince charming, if I may) but…

  41. swevenode
    swevenode June 14, 2017 at 3:40 am |

    I just saw the news that Huang Xiao Ming & Janine will headline this drama so i went to find the summary of the novel. Oh my… I’m down to the angsty road if I ever watch it. Huang Xiao Ming’s character is no help too haha

  42. Mae
    Mae May 10, 2018 at 11:07 pm |

    Where can i read it online?

    Love u so much

  43. Karissa
    Karissa May 11, 2018 at 1:11 am |

    Turns out Janine and Zhang Han portrayed the characters of the drama for this book. im curious with how the book was written because im sure it has differences with the drama. does anybody know if the book has an english version? sucks cause i cant read mandarin. thanks!

  44. Odessa
    Odessa May 19, 2018 at 3:06 am |

    I came acroos to this thread since i watch here to heart of janine . I love the chemistry of the leads and fall for them..ao it pains me not to know if the xianan really married yixin glad to know from here that it didnt push through.thanks peanut for the spoiler.

  45. alekxaru
    alekxaru January 8, 2021 at 9:04 am |

    I came across a clip for a YouTube drama. But I don’t want to watch the drama completely – I like reading more, and I don’t have time for 46 episodes. The book is not bad, and I like the author’s style, I will read his other works. The plot is of the type I love and hate, although not my favorite, but you can live. The gradual development of events, the discovery of old secrets … The plot is generally balanced, but the protracted revenge of the protagonist Zhan Nanxian began to annoy a little.
    Practically more than until the middle of the book I understood and could justify his actions. But the situation with the press conference and the subsequent illness of the heroine Wen Xiao began to annoy his childish behavior. I wanted to hit him with something. I was heartily pleased with the scene in the church)))) And even encouraged me to update my knowledge of the religions of China.
    In some ways, the storyline is similar, from my point of view, to SILENT SEPARATION GU MAN, but He Yi Chen commands more respect
    The book awakened different emotions from laughter to tears. I do not regret reading it

  46. alekxaru
    alekxaru January 28, 2021 at 7:08 am |

    I decided to write another review for this book. My first review was spontaneous and was written on the second day after reading. It is not sufficiently meaningful and superficial. The first reading was difficult, with many depressing emotions. Now, having re-read the book for probably the third time, I understand that I did not immediately understand the depth of the characters’ feelings, in particular Zhan Nanxian. The whole book is like a huge puzzle and it cannot be judged right away without reading it to the end. In fact, all of Zhan Nanxian’s actions, for which he is so criticized, were dictated by the actions of Wen Xiao. I still understand her pain, but now I understand both his pain and the essence of his actions. I definitely liked the book. And if for someone this is an indicator, I already ordered a paper version for myself, before that I had only MBFB books. I highly recommend reading and rereading this work.

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