The Fantasie of a Stepmother
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The Fantasie of a Stepmother

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English: The Fantasie of a Stepmother
Synonyms: A Stepmother's Fairy Tale, A Stepmother's Märchen, Eotteon Gyemo-nim-ui Märchen, Which Stepmother's Märchen
Japanese: 어떤 계모님의 메르헨


Type: Manhwa
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jul 4, 2019 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Authors: Nyangi-wa Hyangsinnyo (Story), ORKA (Art)
Serialization: Kakao


Score: 8.111 (scored by 13131,313 users)
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Ranked: #5102
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Popularity: #3882
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It is a mystery why the late Marquess Johannes von Neuschwanstein decided to marry a 16-year-old girl barely older than his eldest child. Whatever the reason, Shuli is left to shoulder heavy responsibilities as marchioness after his death. On top of the responsibility to manage a prestigious household with close ties to the empire's royal family, she becomes stepmother to four children who deeply mistrust her.

For seven years, Shuli dedicates herself to raising the children well and safeguarding the family fortune. She believes she only has to wait until her son Jeremy will take over as head of the family—then she can live freely. However, on the long-awaited day of his wedding, she is caught up in a tragic accident.

When Shuli next opens her eyes, she finds herself in the past, hours before Johannes' funeral. Although uncertain why she has been granted a second chance at life, this time she is determined to build relationships with the children as well as allow for her own happiness.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The Fantasie of a Stepmother is an adaptation of Nyangi-wa Hyangsinnyo's Eotteon Gyemo-nim-ui Märchen web novel series. It is originally a webtoon series which has been officially published in book format by Carrotoon (캐롯툰) since October 28, 2020.

It has been published digitally in English by Tapas since February 21, 2021.


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Dec 25, 2020
Fwlo (All reviews)
Girl/Woman fixing her past mistakes which led to a broken and disconnected family. I'm sure anyone with a dysfunctional family can relate to the plot and find something in there for them. The moments when the family would come together would warm my cold heart to its core and make me smile form ear to ear. When this happens, it's a real feel good moment.

The conflicts in the story weren't the most like deep, complex, or moving, but they kept me entertained and helped further develop the main cast, as a conflict should. For example, the girl's family are greedy and continually ask for money. read more
Dec 12, 2020
AgIdIgAd (All reviews)
When I first started reading I though it'd be a lot more generic than what I got. I thought there'd be some handsome shining knights, some back stabby revenge plan and a lot of befriending everyone. In a sense, I got some of that, but it deviates a good enough amount to make it truly enjoyable.
The central focus point is actually completely non related to the otome game manga's. It's mostly about family, growing up and the hardships of high society (this one is actually often used). The villains aren't particularly well written, the opening chapters were quite boring, the characters were being cliche sometimes read more
Jun 10, 2021
Resident_Green (All reviews)
TL; DR This is a historical drama with hints of future romance, bound to b(l)oom in the later seasons. There is a lot of comedy and sweet moments, with a dash of serious political intrigue and dark moments later on. Pacing-wise, this is a slow burn experience with a lot of healing, meme-like humor, and pleasant character exploration. The author wisely decided to take their sweet time to work on emotional relationships, so when gut-punching comes you bet it's gonna hurt. Plus, I adore the female MC, which is a rare occurrence for a romance genre. She is written with a notable understanding of how read more
Jun 9, 2021
Episode_12 (All reviews)
Have you ever felt 'suffocated' while reading a manhwa?

That's exactly how my experience reading this particular manhwa was. The feelings of isolation from all the restrictions, always surrounded by very high expectations, always needing to give it your all even though it's not particularly rewarding, and most importantly, constantly feeling lonely in a hard, unwanted journey. Such were the things that I have felt as I began following Shuli's, the main character of this story, journey.

Shuli led a tiring life. Being married off to a Marquis at a young age by her very own family for financial advantages, her once commoner life turned read more

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