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A Tender Heart: The Story of How I Became a Duke's Maid  
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Liandro was stricken with a hideous curse at a young age, shunned by his family and rejected by the only people he ever loved. As the supporting character in a novel, he's doomed to a role of misery and loneliness. That is, until a sympathetic reader is suddenly transported into this fictional world as his lowly maid, determined to change his fate! Can Evelina break Liandro free of his wretched destiny and help him find true love after all?

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Official Translation:
Chinese, English (Tapas), English (Tappytoon), Indonesian, Japanese


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Associated Names
A Tender Heart
Bỗng trở thành cô hầu nhà Công tước
I Became a Duke's Maid
Nalgeot: Gongjang Gaui Hanyeoro Binguihaetseumnida
Sinceramente: Me converti en la sirvienta del duque
Sinceramente: Me convertí en la criada del duque
Sincerely (Hunya)
Sincerely (Jooara)
Sincerely: I Became a Duke's Maid
Tôi trở thành hầu gái của một công tước
Unripened: I Became the Maid of the Duke's Family
Я стала горничной герцога
خادمة الدوق المتعجرف
날것: 공작가의 하녀로 빙의했습니다

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c.4-8 by Pocket Comics about 1 month ago
c.65-71 by Flightless Bird Scans 3 months ago
c.63 by Scylla Scans 3 months ago
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in Country of Origin
86 Chapters (Ongoing)

Season 1: 45 Chapters (Complete) 1~45
Season 2: 40 Chapters (Complete) 46~86
Season 3: (returns June)

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (133 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.15 / 10.0

Last Updated
June 9th 2021, 9:32pm PST



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by Phuonglinh12903
November 15th, 2019, 10:17pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
It has a unique storyline with numerous exciting scenes
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A stereotypical Manhwa romance, but it executes very well  
by bobIV123
January 9th, 2020, 3:46pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I don't necessarily agree completely, but MondSemmel's review really hits the nail on the head. This is a Manhwa romance and it thoroughly reads like one, with the writing style and tropes that you'd expect to see in that sort of work. That said, the art and the storytelling are very proficient, I've had a good time reading it, and I think that all counts for something at the end of the day.

Is it ground-breaking? No, but it doesn't have to be. This is not great, but it is clearly above average, and I recommend giving it a chance if you like Manhwas and romances.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2020, 3:47pm
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I put this is my unfinished list  
by whitespade
July 12th, 2020, 6:08pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
As I wont continue reading this after the resignation chapter. I cannot stand the white lotus MC that try to be so self sacrificing but ultimately just hurt people that need her the most. She forgot her reason that she exist in the novel world and decide to care about unimportant characters thoughts and rumours - who are they and why should she care?

Anyway the pacing is also not the best and I prefer shota and when he grow its just meh.
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by Zurel
August 12th, 2020, 4:18am
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
The story is only about Alejandro and how pitiful he is. When he is in the scene, obviously you have to look at him. But even when he is not, he is all everyone talks about. Side characters only appear to make Alejandro jealous, and most of them then disappear altogether into oblivion, never to be heard of again. FL has no interest other than Alejandro. (Seriously girl, get yourself a hobby). And there is no world-building whatsoever.

... Last updated on August 12th, 2020, 4:19am
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It was ok at first  
by sinnenblume
June 2nd, 2020, 10:52pm
Rating: N/A
I like it at first. Then it became repetitive. It's still a good read, but, eh, it falls flat as long as it progresses.
The ML is cute as a child but when he grows up, he's still childish and seems like never learns. I lost interest after a while.

The art is good, tho.
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by nausicaa70
April 11th, 2021, 9:17am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Very cliché, very boring, very predictable... I’m sorry I’ve read this kind of stuff dozens of times. Sometimes I start something like this hoping that it will surprise me but this one really is a generic one.

The plot was non existent, or maybe the stupid misunderstandings were the plot, idk... The real problem though is the characters. Not even one of them was likeable enough to keep me from dropping this. They have no depth, no developed personalities, and they are not even funny. They are uninteresting.
The main couple is particularly bland. The fl has no character, and the ml remains childish even after growing up.

I’m also quite angry that nothing about the curse is explained. The fl somehow makes it disappear and then what ? Author-san you can’t leave it at that. There also was no explanation about how it happened.
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Was it because she said his name ? .....huh ?

Maybe it will be explained later but I’ve read up to chapter 82 and I don’t plan to pick this up again.

Some drawings are good but honestly this webtoon doesn’t deserve your attention.

... Last updated on April 11th, 2021, 9:35am
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It’s alright but frustrating to read  
by ChaoticOrder
February 17th, 2021, 6:37am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
This is one of those drama happens because the no one says anything and misunderstandings happen stories. While I’d say that this story was a solid 7/10 in the fist half. However, Once they added in drama with the first prince it quickly becomes highly frustrating to read because of the prince being a creep/ass hat and the MC’s pitiful lack of action against him.

Like, I don’t care if he was the Main love interest for the MC of the novel you isekai-ed into. He’s a creep that is also an ass and you don’t like him. You should tell him to f**k off instead of just sitting there and acting passively.

Also you will, at points, grow increasingly frustrated with the MC. She is the worst offender of all when it comes to not saying anything and letting misunderstandings happen.

... Last updated on February 17th, 2021, 6:43am
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Reading season 1, drop it  
by Dizzy-Wuzzy
April 21st, 2020, 11:47pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Tbh this one have a interesting premise but the whole how the story progressed is.... Pretty much upsetting me. This is my personal opinion so this is really subjective.

For a story that came up with canon fodder as the heroine... This story is totally merciless to unimportant canon fodder. Canon fodders who have different goals with main charas are highlighted as a very very awful people which i think is totally an ass move from author.
Bland bland bland characters, I'm sorry being rude but none of the characters have great charisma that can affect me while reading it. Really one dimensional that in the end make me annoyed. The author tries to emphasize that this one is such a pitied character, this one is very very evil.... What about the neutral ones who don't have anything to do for batter with main charas? They're awful because they're all silent from the whole drama.

Should i start with the male lead? Bratty is understandable, but he's using "i have pitiful life" cards to be bratty and selfish. Thanks to him being so selfish (that ironically very mimicking his selfish, self centered parents),
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he put his dearest maid aka female lead on the edge of the cliff, endangering her career as maid in duke's mansion and led her to be fired. I know other characters are annoying too because their roles in the story is to pour gasoline on fire (with gossip) but male lead seriously need to use his brain and not just using his ego and heart.

Funnily that author tried to emphasize that oooh he's so sensible and sensitive how he didn't want people to get hurt because of him but it's only in one scene he acted like that from countless scenes

I won't spend bad reviewing to another characters because i think my points for male leads can give hints to how another characters depicted in this story.

I forgot to add another problem in this story: grooming. Change fl age into an old maid and let's see if ml could fall in love with her.

... Last updated on November 26th, 2020, 9:51am
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Adequate at most.  
by MondSemmel
November 30th, 2019, 3:47pm
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
This is a thoroughly adequate manhwa. While it is neat to see a protagonist in a supporting role rather than as the lead, the manhwa otherwise covers all the typical tropes without any interesting deviations.

As for the art, the backgrounds are fine, but the faces are disappointingly bland. There's a severe lack of interesting facial expressions; characters do express sadness, say, but not contempt, or amusement, or any similarly subtle emotions.

And the storytelling is pretty repetitive. Most chapters follow the formula of
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the protagonist meeting a side character, her master seeing her and growing jealous of her, and the protagonist trying to assuage this jealousy without properly understanding it.

And some story threads end in a rather anticlimactic fashion, e.g.
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the master's curse is cured in an annoyingly deus-ex-machina fashion.
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by OrphenKoRn
December 15th, 2019, 6:09am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Shota 🤮 also dumb fl, pretty boring storyline
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