Sheng Ming Lan (Zhao Li Ying) has been mistreated by her legal mother and half siblings her whole life after her mother's death. Although she is the daughter of an official, she is the sixth child, and is often looked down on despite her beauty and intelligence.
Throughout her years of suffering, she decides to devise a plan to avenge her mother's death. In order to do so, she must be patient and hide her true intentions from everyone else in the dynasty.
One day, Ming Lan, meets Gu Ting Ye (Feng Shao Feng), the hedonistic son of the Marquis of Ningyuan. They fall in love and over the years their relationship leads to marriage.
As a power couple working towards the same goals, can they avenge Ming Lan's mother's death?
"The Story of Ming Lan" is a 2018-2019 Chinese Drama adapted from the novel "Don't You Know".