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The Guardian
The Guardian
Author: Nicholas Sparks
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Nights in Rodanthe explores a darker realm of the heart in an explosive and emotional tale of love and obsession. At 29, Julie Barenson is too young to give up on love. Four years after her husband's tragic death, she is finally ready to risk giving her heart to someone again. But to whom? Should it be...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446613439
ISBN-10: 0446613436
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Pages: 512
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 969 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
This book started out kind of slow for me, but I stuck with it and ended up not being able to put it down half way through. It is a good long book that surprised me in the end. I enjoyed the story line, it was very different than any other Nicholas Sparks books that I have read. It is also a good book for dog lovers.
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Helpful Score: 5
I love Nicholas Sparks! The Guardian was actually my least favorite of his books, but I still loved it. It made me want to go out and get a Great Dane after reading it. Hahaha.
scrapbooklady avatar reviewed The Guardian on + 472 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Nicholas Sparks' books are timeless. I love each and every one. However, I would have to say this one is one of my favorites. This novel is about a widow, who receives a Great Dane puppy from her late husband to watch over her. It is an incredible small town story that will leave you in tears at the end. If you only buy one Nicholas Sparks novel, buy this one!
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Helpful Score: 4
The Guardian is Nicholas Spark's best book, at least by my thinking. It held my attention and offered a pleasant lure to return when other things had demanded my time. Since the main character did not believe in supernatural "luck" (nor do I) I could go along with him as events unfolded with the same incredulity he experienced.
USMCwifey2002 avatar reviewed The Guardian on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. I would have to say it is my favorite book by Sparks so far.
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reviewed The Guardian on + 34 more book reviews
One of his best!
colie1718 avatar reviewed The Guardian on + 70 more book reviews
Such an amazing novel. This is my favorite Nicholas Sparks book to date. Would have made an awful movie, but as for a book it was wonderful! Very suspenseful which will come as a welcome surprise for fans.
mommy5 avatar reviewed The Guardian on + 12 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book so much. It made me cry and I didn't want to set it down. Great!
reviewed The Guardian on + 4 more book reviews
Absolutely awesome. Suspenseful. Enjoyed it thoroughly
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Great book
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I am a fan of Nicholas Sparks but, I have gotten kind of tired since his books are all pretty similar. The Guardian, however, is a departure from his normal genre. Quite a bit more suspense.
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Great book.
DanielleFM avatar reviewed The Guardian on + 177 more book reviews
good book, keep tissue handy!
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This book was a page-turner, although the plot has been used by many other authors.

I find that I enjoy Nicholas Sparks later books better than this since his newer books seem to have more emotion in them and more time is spent developing the characters than was put into this book.

The book is still a good read due to the mystery aspect of it--I just wasn't overly sympathetic to the characters.
RUSTY777 avatar reviewed The Guardian on + 9 more book reviews
This was a great book, but I also enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks books. Problem on page 335, bad proof reading!!! They used the wrong name for a charactor.
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This was such a good book. Classic Nicholas Sparks with an action/suspense twist!
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Great love story, with a twist.
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Another great Nicholas Sparks book!
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Wasn't one of his usual type books. More of a mystery than a romance, but still a romance.
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Another beautiful tale by Mr. Sparks- Not to be missed!
mwelday avatar reviewed The Guardian on + 148 more book reviews
I love Nicholas Sparks and this book is one of his best. -Mirah W.
ErinMc avatar reviewed The Guardian on + 373 more book reviews
Julie's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died- a puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now,four years later,twenty-nine-year-old Julie is far too young to have given up on love. She may be ready to risk caring for someone again,But who?
Should it be Richard Franklin,the sophisticated,handsome 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 more 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 poisionous that is has become a murderous desire.......
This is a great book to listen too!!
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This was an awesome book... i couldn't put it down!!
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A young widow life in a small town, getting back into dating and a little mystery/thrill also.


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