In the blink of an eye, an eternity.
She said “Thank you Zhou Luo.”
A promise for a lifetime.
He said “You are level-headed, gentle, faultless. The road ahead is filled with obstacles but you are my motivation.”
Her life is tattered and wretched as some would scornfully remark. She had always expected that this would be her lot in life but the heavens have taken pity on her by allowing her to cross paths with that reckless, vibrant youth. Life can never be the same again.
If we were meant to be two parallel steams that never meets, I will meander as long as it takes until I find you again.
This is easily one of the loveliest book covers ever. And it’s also pretty without the book jacket! This also happens to be one of Jiu Yue Xi’s shorter works. It’s an easy addictive read that can be finished in one sitting.
In summary, this is a story of how the town’s teenage scholar Zhou Luo meets and woos the adult Nan Ya. Nan Ya is not only a mother to an adorable toddler but also the wife of an abusive husband. Disaster just seems to tail Nan Ya wherever she goes as the story opens with her step-brother’s unusual death.
This isn’t an epic love story but I admittedly cried buckets at one of the scenes which I have translated below. Cried once while reading and cried again while translating because the emotions are so raw. The set-up is believable and I really liked that the author addressed the age issue proper.