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The Guardian Julie Barenson s young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her Now four years have passed Still

  • Title: The Guardian
  • Author: Nicholas Sparks
  • ISBN: 9780446696111
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Julie Barenson s young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her Now, four years have passed Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, 29 year old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again But who Should it be Richard Franklin,Julie Barenson s young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her Now, four years have passed Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, 29 year old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again But who Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen Or Mike Harris, the down to earth nice guy who was her husband s best friend Choosing one of them should bring her happiness than she s had in years Instead, Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by a chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire

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    1. Blythe on said:

      Wasn't a huge fan of this one, but I am looking forward to Sparks' next novel:

    2. Mo on said:

      Author's note at end of the book brace yourselves, you might fall of the chair, laughing. I know I nearly did."From first to final draft, the novel went through eight major revisions until my editor and I were finally satisfied that the novel accomplished what it set out to do, that is, be a love story first and foremost, and secondly - in a way that sneaks up on the reader - a compelling thriller.""A COMPELLING THRILLER"!! This author needs to either sack the editor or read some "compelling th [...]

    3. Marwa on said:

      I've never written a review before, but I thought that this book really qualifies for one. Sometimes you just want something that you can indulge yourself into without the analysis and critical thinking, and this one was perfect for it.I love the whole story between Mike and Julie and the slow realization of Julie as she comes to love Miked of course I love Singer, The Guardian.This book is full of twists that I didnt expect at all.I was surprised by the ending, But I loved it.This is the first [...]

    4. Amanda on said:

      One of my favorite Nicholas Sparks' books. The main character falls in love with her long time friend after losing her husband at a very young age. I love the romance concept of the book and the slow realization of Julie as she comes to love Mike. It is also a nice concept of her lost husband watching over her and letting go when he sees she is finally at peace without him. Romance stories are more fascinating to me when the main characters are already friends who fall in love.

    5. Books Ring Mah Bell on said:

      yeah, there's a spoiler in here. so stop reading if you don't wanna knowp. sparks does it again, sucks, that is.he kills off a dog this time, if memory serves me right. I think that's all he's got try to make a love story so sweet you need insulin. and then WHAM! Death! yeah, get out your kleenex you sorry bastards!that's right Sparks, kill 'em all! must be a metallica fan.

    6. Kelli on said:

      I admit, Nicholas Sparks got me with The Notebook. I was 22, sitting alone in the back of my parents car coming home to Pennsylvania after visiting relatives in Illinois, and I devoured the whole thing, sobbing so much my parents almost pulled over the car. He totally got me, reeled me in. Hook. Line. Sinker. The man is smart. He knows his prey, audience very well, knows exactly what "bait" to dangle in front of them. People fall in love, BIG, GRAND, EPIC ROMANCE LOVE. Throw in some horrible tra [...]

    7. Jen Holman on said:

      Saccharine! Predictable! This is the first Sparks novel I've read and I don't understand (from this first exposure anyway) WHY this man is a bestselling author. I just didn't get the appeal Spoiler: the "Guardian" is the dog. THE DOG. I mean, anytime the dog has to save the day, is this good?

    8. Debbie Petersen on said:

      Sometimes, belonging to a book club (or two, or in my case, three) means that you are introduced to something that you would have never read on your own, that turns out to stretch your mind and lead to interesting discoveriesd other times, you are so aghast by someone's favorite that you avoid the discussion of the book so as not to hurt the person's feelings who suggested it. Here on , I will pull no punches. This book reads like a Hallmark card, or a serial in a woman's magazine, or worse yet- [...]

    9. Jessica on said:

      I wish that I could give this book 3 stars. I really wish that I could. I mean there are a lot of parts of the book that I really liked. But in general the story was a little familiarI read a book earlier this year that was almost exactly the same plot line but of course was not as well put together as a Nicholas Sparks' book! And up until the last chapter and epilogue, I was going to give it 3 stars. But that last bit ruined it for me. Not to spoil anything for any readers, but seriously, the g [...]

    10. إبراهيم عادل on said:

      رواية جميلة وشيقة يبدو أني أدركت مبكرًا أن هذه الرواية ستعجبني و يبدو أيضًا أني أحب قراءة الأفلام الأجنبية وليس مشاهدتها فحسب . على الرغم من أن "تيمة" الرواية تبدو معتادة إلا أن سباركس استطاع بلغته وتفاصيل روايته أن يجذبني إلأى عالم هذه الرواية الخاص، وإن بدا لي أن عنوان "ال [...]

    11. Angiee on said:

      Speachless Literally speachless Nicholas Sparks is a natural!! Every time I finish a book of his, I keep on saying it's the best, but ALL OF THEM ARE BEAUTIFULY AMAZING!!!! Mike, Richard, singer, jim Everything was soo beautiful Richard was sexy, seductive,yet somehow pshycopathic. Mike such a darling sweetheart, every girl would die to have such a boyfriend who loves you so much to the extent that at the last second of his life, when he was one step away from death, he gathered himself because [...]

    12. Rsoeffker on said:

      I know what your thinking How can Reed read a nicholas sparks book very simple I don't think you can bad mouth something until you have tried it. so I read a sparks novel. I have to admit it was entertaining. It was also very cheesy and the very end was about the biggest pile of tripe i have ever layed eyes on.

    13. Briley on said:

      September10, 2008Edit: Septmeber 22, 2008- The Gaurdian by Nicholas Sparks, is a touching love story of death and a leap a faith. Julie Barenson's husbands death left her with to unexpected gifts, a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would be watching over her always. After, four years of mourning Julie is now finally emotionally ready to begin the journey of finding Mr. Right again. While working one day in the small hair salon of her mother-like friend Mable, Richard Frankli [...]

    14. Reem Alomari on said:

      The Guardian. A novel that included not only the genre of romanticism but the theme of love and danger. What can I say? I was captivated by this book. This book was different from any of Nicholas Sparks' novels. The fact that it was a love story between two good old friends is the kind of love story that interests me. I felt that Mike and Julie's realisation for their love for each other was beautiful and I love how they acted naturally in sync. And the fact that there was a bad guy from the beg [...]

    15. Shelby on said:

      4 StarsThis book a really good and it was a great love story. I am happy the Richard and Julie never ended up together at the end because I feel like Richard was not really a good match for Julie. He is way different then Mike. Mike and Julie and great together. Mike is a down to earth kind of guy that cares for Julie and Richard is a person that has money and treats her like royalty, but in a way he seems like he cares for Julie. Through out this book I thought that Mike and Julie are perfect f [...]

    16. Anna on said:

      The guardian is another great book by Nicholas Sparks. Though I must say he has done better work I still enjoyed reading this one. Like the majority of his books the sadness of death is expressed through his writing. I must say though, at the beginning of the book the story was pretty slow and didn't completely have my attention unlike say The Last Song or Dear John. But by the middle of the book it had me completely captivated! I just couldn't put it down. The whole mysterious Richard story and [...]

    17. Swissmiss on said:

      I seriously cannot believe that the average rating on this is nearly 4 stars. That must mean that there is a sizable number of people who have given it 5 stars, which just makes me sad for the state of our country.This book sucked so bad I didn't even finish it. I would give it zero stars if I could and still have it register an entry.Seriously, the author must have gotten an advance on this sight unseen and then the publishers just decided, well, we've sunk this much money into it already, let' [...]

    18. Deirdre on said:

      Nicholas Sparks takes a turn from his usual, sometimes sappy romance stories in The Guardian: still a romance, this book has a definitive thriller edge to it. I enjoyed The Guardian and think Sparks accomplished his objectives of mixing a romance with a thriller without losing sight of the relationship that was building throughout the novel.When Julie's husband dies in his early 20s, he leaves Julie with a note and a Great Dane puppy, who she names Singer, to look after her. Four years after bec [...]

    19. Marcela M. on said:

      Perfecto, perfecto, y simplemente perfecto. De las historias de Sparks que he leído, esta ha sido, de lejos, la mejor. Un lugar donde refugiarse me encanto, pero El guardián no tiene comparación. Que el 90% del libro sea suspenso, pero que Nicholas no haya dejado de lado el romanticismo del que estamos acostumbrados en su libros, es simplemente maravilloso.He tratado de buscar algo malo del libro, y la verdad no lo encuentro. Solo tengo cosas buenas que decir. Y es que no pueden imaginar todo [...]

    20. Stephanie Joy on said:

      Nicholas Sparks did an awesome job of moving the story along in this book, which is hard to do when tackling a thriller AND romance in the same novel. There was a delicate balance between the action/drama side of the story and the typical love story and I'm impressed with the attention to detail. I'd love to see this adapted into a movie!

    21. Mayu on said:

      Muchos años atras lei esta novela y me encantó. Adoré a Singer y a Mike y esta novela me pareció la mejor de cuantas habia leido de Sparks. Y ahora queria volver a releerla. Al principio fue tal y como la recordaba, empezo MUY bien y Mike y Singer seguian siendo tan adorables como los recordaba. Pero pronto Julie empezó a caerme mal y todo su encaprichamiento con Richard (el malo) me parecia absurdo, por no decir que estaba siendo t-o-n-t-a y c-r-u-e-l con su mejor amigo, Mike. Julie SABIA [...]

    22. Lori Hoetzel on said:

      I really enjoyed this book but who wouldn’t like Nichole Sparks book?I have read all of this books and loved them all.

    23. Manuela Santos on said:

      Como não poderia deixar de ser, Nicholas Sparks prendeu-me logo nas primeiras páginas do livro. Fiquei arrebatada e apaixonada por uma história que além de ser de amor, também tem a sua vertente policial.A leitura deste livro como já previa foi uma agradável surpresa, uma narrativa apaixonante, envolvente, emocionante, repleta de mágoa, tristezas, sentimentos, perdas, acção, suspense e perigo, que me fez verter algumas lágrimas.A escrita deste autor prima pela simplicidade, clareza, b [...]

    24. Antof9 on said:

      Notes from BookCrossing: Just finished this one. I was going to clean in my office a bit and then finish it up tonight, but with the stalker in it, I decided to read it while it was light out, as my husband is out of town :)I wasn't sure what to expect, as I saw the movie "Message in a Bottle" (hated it), the previews for "The Notebook" (but haven't read the book or seen the movie yet), saw "A Walk to Remember" (liked it, but it was slow and almost too sweet), and I have "Nights in Rodanthe" in [...]

    25. CatarinaG on said:

      Esta review (já sei) vai ser motivo de risota (aviso já é que é longa só para eu esclarecer que não o li totalmente de livre vontade!!!!)Primeiro porque é um autor que eu não gosto e segundo porque as minhas amigas, sabendo que eu o li, não vão deixar de me gozarHá muito tempo eu li o 1º livro deste senhor (Message in a Bottle) e, tendo gostado, 'caí na asneira' de comentar esse facto com uma cunhada. O que aconteceu foi que ela, a partir daí, resolveu começar a oferecer-mos TODOS [...]

    26. Karen & Gerard on said:

      The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks is a combination of a love story and a thriller with a dog thrown in. The main character is Julie, a young widow who works at a salon and finally decides to date four years after her husband died. Her husband, Jim, left her a letter and arranged for her to get a Great Dane puppy in the event of his death which I thought was a pretty neat idea. The dog was his way of watching out for her. After the Prologue, this book poked along for me until about half way through [...]

    27. Christina on said:

      Famous for A Walk to Remember and The Notebook, Sparks is clearly a love-story writer. However, The Guardian has a different spin on it. his book starts off sounding like a typical love story about making the decision between the “down to earth” friend or the handsome “travel the world” man. However all of that changes when jealousy and anger comes into play, threatening the life of Julie and all the things important to her.This book really made you care about the characters, even the vi [...]

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