大龄宫女 (Da Ling Gong Nu)

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No of Episodes: 20

Author: 席绢 (Xi Juan)

Female Voice: 棉签是海绵 (Mián Qiān Shì Hǎi Mián)

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Comment: 

This is the second book produced by Mian Qian Shi Hai Mian that I listened.  The first book is 就爱耍心机 (Jiu Ai Shua Xinji).

Summary: 

Jin Bao Sheng (FL) is a 40-year-old man who was lucky to be born into a wealthy family in the modern world.  Unfortunately, he has been sick since he was young.  His parents left enough money for him to spend the rest of his life.  Jing Bao Sheng made an impulsive decision to marry a woman with triad background.  They have a child together.   JBS wanted his son to have the freedom to enjoy life and it does not matter if he ended up a wastrel in life. JBS had a few near death experiment.  Every time, all his close friends came thought that it was the last chance to say goodbye and each time he was pulled back from death by the doctors.   JBS was hoping that death will finally come true for him.

After JBS died, his soul went into the body of a low-grade palace maid in the ancient world.  JBS became a woman with a common look.  Her predecessor, a 23-year-old woman is a fool to pass all her wages for the last 10 years to her family in the village without planning for herself in future.  She was due to be released from the palace in 2 years and will need to depend on her family for the rest of her life after that.

When JBS took over the body, the first thing she did was to look for ways to make money.  FL met with a man call Zhou Bu Yun (ML).  ML is the firstborn of the Zhao’s family unfortunately, he was born by a concubine.   ML is a capable businessman and his stepmother and sibling tried all kinds of ways to stop him to take over the family business or allowing him to start his own business.  They were jealous of ML

When FL created a hand-held fan, FL sold the design to ML.  FL then created matchsticks and cigarette and talked ML into a business partnership.

Life for FL started to get better and she also extended help to other palace maids and slaves.  FL’s friend advised FL to get married if she wants to leave the palace otherwise, she will be retained by her superior in the palace after her contract expired.  In the meantime, ML was pressured to marry as well.  Hence both of them decided to get married instead.  Everyone was shocked and disbelieved that their marriage will last. But their marriage did last for a long long time.

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