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1 Year of Beginning

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Author: Sorahana

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“Give me one year of your life and I’ll give you the money you need.”

Feng Mian is a normal and down to earth modern woman. She just wanted an ordinary life, an ordinary job and find an ordinary man to marry in the future. (Yes, all should be ordinary).
But when family matters took a turn for the worst, she faced a huge dilemma called shortage of money.

Suddenly, a contract came due to a series of coincidences.

Zhang Liang was fed up with his father's (yes, father not mother) matchmaking schemes for him. He wanted to have a peaceful year because this was his chance to expand his business overseas, yet his father didn’t seem to get the message.

When an ordinary fresh graduate employee in his company accidentally saw a scene, he decided to take the chance.
“Since she has a normal background with nothing remarkable, nothing should go wrong, right?”

Browsing through the contract, Feng Mian gritted her teeth. 'Fine. It was just one year of my life anyway. I wouldn't lose a lot.'

But was it true? Or would that one year turn out to be a ride full of ups and down for both of them?

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Story set in modern era in fictional country. This story is purely fiction, any similarities with real life's event is purely coincidence.
Special thanks for CatarinaM2811 for making the cover

Word count: 900-1800 words/chapter

Discord: https://discord.gg/pBy2wGB

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Thorough the Years' Series:
1. 1 Year of Beginning [complete]
2. 2 Years of Restarting [complete]
3. -Work in Progress-
4. -Work in Progress-
5. -Work in Progress-
6. -Work in Progress-
7. -Work in Progress-

The series are all STANDALONE, meaning you don't have to read the other series in order to be able to follow this story.
You can just read one and you still didn't lose anything.
Each of the series have different main leads but they all happen in the same universe (and similar timeline, some are overlapping but mostly not)


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Other novels:
-Flowers Bloom from Battlefield [complete]
- Under the Veil of Night [complete]
- 7 Path of the Lilies [on long hiatus]
- Villain Lady [complete]
- Science and Fantasy [complete]
- Forgotten Legend of the Bloodied Flower [on going]
- The Quiet Empress [on going]



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Note for those who read Sorahana's other novels:
This novel took a different approach compared to my other novels because it focused heavily on romance and also in main lead's perspective.

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    layman25

    this is the only book in this site that i unlock all the chapters. the story is so addictive, refreshing and the illustrations of the author in every events are very nice, one thing that i look forward in this novel are Zhang's chocolates (yummy) 🥰 and Feng Mians paintings 🤔🧐😲 as an artist myself i can easily visualize her concepts people can relate into it without her knowing just like elder wei feels in one of her painting about survival and hardwork. the bonding and love of siblings are superb as well as their wives. thanks author for this novel...looking forward for your next novels to come.😉😊😁

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    olen17
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    To new readers of this book or the upcoming reader who’s looking for contemporary romance surely recommend this one. Its a novel that will make you learn lot of things to medical, arts and many more. So try to add and download the novel and finish it until the end, you will experience different kind of emotion. To author keep on writing lot if readers will follow and support your book. ❤️

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    Rurijichann

    Sigh. That was so satisfying. 😩 I’ve been a fan of Author Sora since I’ve read her first novel, Flower Bloom on the Battlefield. I must say, I always feel very satisfied, although I do want some epiloguee with little Feng Mian or Little Zhang Liang 🤣 Anyway, I really love Feng Mian’s character. She’s strong. Very decisive. She knows what she wants. She’s very rational. She may look weak but she can also be fierce if you cross her bottomline. Her character is very likable. Zhang Mian’s character, although he’s cold, he’s also very decisive. I must say that Feng Mian and him is really a match. It’s like Feng Mian is a female version of Zhang Liang without the rich trainings 😂 That’s how sync they are. The family was very lovable. I enjoyed every interaction and every banter. The story was very very light, which I really really love. There were totally no misunderstandings, there were no scheming family members. No drama, no angst. Seriously, it was that light, and I love it. The couple were so honest with each other, they were so rational with their relationship and they were also very decisive. They were always considerate of one another. It was a very harmonous relationship. There was also no draggy scenes, there was no prolonged conflicts. Everything was just so perfect for me. Knowing that this is the first time that Author Sorahana wrote a fully centered romance novel, I’d say it was very very successful. If I didn’t know, I’d never even thought that it was her first time. I’m so sad that I have to say goodbye to both Zhang Liang and Feng Mian. I always look forward to their interactions. They were so adorable. Anyway, overall, if I could rate this novel more than 5 stars, I’d do it. It was that good. And I’d just want to say again:

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    CailinMatthews

    Wew, romance novel from Sorahana! What to expect? 1) The MC is so relatable. I'm not an artist like her but reading about her struggling with managing her time, whether you're a worker or a student, is something I think everyone does. She goes through waking up late, catching up on a deadline, waiting for feedback... I like how I can empathize with her. 2) I like how the ML isn't overhyped? I do hear about his reputation, rumors about him and gossip... but the writing hardly dwells on that? Instead of telling me these things over and over again, the book lets me get to know him as his own character. Those things were just stated because they exist but they don't try to convince that these are his qualities. (Even though the ML says they're all true lol.) 3) The romance is pacing steadily. There are moments where you'd expect fluff--those situations where the FL and ML are forced/given the chance to bond intimately but... they react in a realistic way. For some of these situations, I am not sure if the ML is doing some things on purpose when it might not be necessary since it's an arrangement... but knowing about his family's tradition made me wonder if he'd rather have this marriage last instead of having them intervene. I don't know about this theory but it made the story more intriguing for me! 4) I think the side characters cover a range of personalities and types of people you can meet--especially in an office setting. I look forward to seeing more of them in the future. Other than one annoying pest, I don't think I've met the antagonist yet or if there is one because the "NO MISUNDERSTANDING" tag reassures me that if there is conflict, it ain't something like that. Another good point in my favor! 5) Right now, ML's decision is giving more time to get to know the FL and her as a person. I love how she adapts according to circumstances. She panics but also relaxes quickly and faces them head on. The pair don't always meet eye to eye but there is no bad blood. I haven't seen them thoroughly annoyed or mad at each other. They take everything in with a reasonable mind. They're basically what adults should be or, at least, trying to be. In conclusion, if you're looking for a light hearted, no mess but thrown in crazy situations, and absence of misunderstandings, give this novel a chance!

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    PSVP
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    Hi Sora. I never imagined you to write a simple love story. Guess ur just trying to relax ur brain from thinking up complex plots n twists🤣 The story looks good. A contract marriage with the CEO is a very common topic but in ur hands I m sure it will turn out great. Good luck and please make this story a lot more fluffy than usual.😍

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    Kingadamloves

    A very good one to read. Full of sense of humor. You'll love the story and you'll the Female Lead and Male Lead. When you read the introduction it says there that the Female Lead is a simple woman but a mysterious type. Oh i wish there will be a mass release, but don't get me wrong the updates is at ease. It is just my wishful thing. Hehe,, i recommend this story. 😍😍😊

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    olen17
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    I recommend this book and all the authors work to new readers. It’s a bit different light for reader like me who reads and currently reading her on going books, this book is reply good or rather I say all her work is really something. Thank you authors! 😊

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    missShei91

    Okay... This novel is totally different from what I usually read and what I expected! There were no clichés of overly romance, overly cold ML and too much sweet interactions and definitely no smut but surprisingly, I enjoyed the details and journey of the characters in this novel! This totally lived up to its title, "1 year of beginning" as it detailed how their relationship started until it flourished along with being together, working together as "partners". The foundation of their love is so strong as they slowly built their trust, communication and commitment to each other <3 Along with the right support of their family and friends, they managed to find themselves right for each other. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story, Sorahana!

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    shelly_minakshi

    if you are bored with the typical backstabbing, revenge stories this is a fresh air for you. love the way characters grow without any cliche misunderstanding or violence. There is no backstabbing family drama, cheating fiance or any complicated drama,only a sweet,real storyline. must give it a try

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    Anh_Tran_9151

    I honestly could not stop reading this book. The romance is so pure and genuine and I love the fact that the author slowly pulls the readers in each character’s story development and growth with the right pace.

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    Desideria

    How can an ordinary employee, seemingly unambotious lady come into the world of the elites, rich and powerful ceo' s life? Guess its faith and how their grows passes and their relationship grows deeper might not be very eventful and dramatic still it brings a reader into a sweet anticipation of whst's next

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    Desideria

    A very interesting book to read. Not much conflict nor bad scheming characters. Just fluid interests and character interactions but just the same very entertaining. Hope dear author would give more chapters daily

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    Izzy_Rice

    Sora’s fourth novel is as good as her other 3 novels this novel is based on romance which is lovely too see congrats sora for making this lovely novel can’t wait for future chapters

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    awkwardterrapin

    I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a straight forward romance, good characters and multi-dimensional FLs. I enjoyed the story and even more the relationships of the characters. It was very refreshing to read a romance where it grew over time where they communicated and treated each other with respect. Even some of the 'villians' were able to turn a new leaf. It wasn't complicated by misunderstandings or intense drama within the relationship. As an English speaker, what brought it down for me was some of the inconsistencies with grammar. But this did not completely distract from the core of the story. It still flowed well. It's always nice to read about a couple who's stable even while the world around them is not.

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    Vanbun
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    I truly enjoyed this novel! I love that fact that this novel is about an artist instead of an actress. My only complaint is that its too short; it need to be a few more chapters for the character development of the ML and FL to fall in love. at some point i felt like it was a little rush and not enough depth. overall a good read and i look forward to your other work author=)

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    boredpanda14

    Congratulations dear author on being nominated for Spirity Awards. I am in absolute love with this book. Amazing story and good writing. I am looking forward to read your other books.

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    Annabel4

    nice just love how you gave me the full story not half chop thanks enjoy your novel de love part is not really romantic but is cool anyway really enjoy it ❤️😍😍

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    roxy_162

    i feel that this book is relatable to some real life situations unlike some other books that would just jump straight to the intimacy and romance, this book rather took this step by step Not entirely perfect, but it deserves a great review[img=recommend]

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    DaoistURtHh0

    Wow this story is interesting, I just started reading it. The characters are also interesting and interaction of characters are so real. I like how the plot moves and and all the incidents also very much. this story makes me read it non stop, it's becoming so addictive.

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    ranimah
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    The story is amazing. The story is getting better and better. The characters building are awesome. The way the author buid the story plots are awesome.

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