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The Guardian
The Guardian
Author: Nicholas Sparks
ISBN-13: 9780446615846
ISBN-10: 0446615846
Publication Date: 2004
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 97 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
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: 3
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: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book is wonderful! It pulls at all the emotions and has a wonderful ending.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is one of my favorite of Spark's books. A love story mixed with suspense...some might think it's predictable but I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a great story...and the pet element with the dog named Singer was an added bonus if you are a dog lover.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great Read!
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Helpful Score: 2
haven't read onen of his books that i didn't fall in love with.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book. I would have to say it is my favorite book by Sparks so far.
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Helpful Score: 2
Perfect Sparks. I enjoyed this fast and easy read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book but, not as much as some of Nicholas Sparks' more popular titles, (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember.) This book is in excellent condition!
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Helpful Score: 1
What a great book about the bond and relationship between an owner and their dog. I was in tears at the very end.
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Wonderful story, easy to listen to.
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what a beautiful story, I cried and laughed, couldn't put it down till I finished it, and then cried because it was over.
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This is my absolute favorite of all the Nicholas Sparks books. I love the combination of romance and suspense.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of his best!!!!
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this was a great book! i gave it to my english teacher because she wanted to read it but she never gave it back!anyways its a great read and i enjoyed it immensely!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was the first Nicholas Sparks book I read and it was wonderful!!!!!!! This book alone has made me go on to read many more of his books and see the movies associated with his books. Of course the books are ALWAYS better. However, I can't wait to see if this book gets turned into a film. I have to say that so far out of all of the books I've read from this author, this one has got to be his best by far. Not only does it have the traditional romance/love/tragedy/story, it also has mystery and suspense. It's a must read.!!!!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
A mixture of romance and thriller. Another good Sparks book.
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This book is a different side to Nicholas Sparks. Unexpected and exciting.
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love it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I had a hard time putting this book. It moved at just the right pace. I look forward to reading more books like this one. Excellent!
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent! I loved this book! I did not want to put it down until I finished it. It was a little slow at first but after the first few chapters it really started to pick up. Everyone should read this book!
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The book is very thrilling. I love Nick Sparks. One of his best!
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I really liked this book. It is one of my favorites by Nicholas Sparks, not too mushy and had action in it. It was an easy read
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I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! I think it is probably my favorite Nicholas Sparks book. Made me laugh, made me cry, it had romance, it had suspense, and as usual with Sparks, I needed my box of Kleenex close at hand when I got near the end!!!
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I could hardly put this book down. Full of surprises and suspense. Well worth the read!
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I enjoyed this book. It had romance and suspense. It was a page turner for me.
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I really liked this Nicholas Sparks book! I'm not usually a fan of his because I typically don't go for the sappy romance novels, but this one had some suspense and thrill thrown in! It wasn't like the other books that I've read of his, very different. Much better in my opinion!
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I love this story.It was his first attempt at a suspense and it was very exciting and nerve-wracking.
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I never knew Nicholas Sparks could write like this! Suspensful and unpredictable, this book is probably the best book he's written in my opinion.
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This book is true to Nicholas Sparks way of writing. A good romance as always
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This was my first Nicholas Sparks book and I loved it. It had just the right mixture of romance and suspense and I plan on reading more of his books after this one.
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I don't generally like novels like this, but with The Notebook being such a great film, I thought I'd give N Sparks' writing a try. I thought the book was silly and the end - while vindicating - was SO unbelievably unrealistic that I was sorry I had wasted the time.
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Another great book from Nicholas Sparks. A bit different from his normal style, but just as wonderful.
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Nicholas Sparks seems to outdo himselkf with each book of his that I read, and The Guardian is no exception. This book will hold your attention to the last page.
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very good
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I wasn't crazy about this book, but I tend not to like Nicholas Sparks books in general. If you like Nicholas Sparks, you probably like this one! I stopped reading it after 50 pages, but hey! Someone else might like to give it a shot!
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Sparks knows how to tug at a reader's heartstrings! GOOD BOOK!
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Not typical Sparks, this one has "thriller" elements to it.
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Easy read. heartwarming somewhat predictable
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Nicholas Sparks, known for his romantic tales, combines an involving love story with the creepiness of an unpredictable thriller.
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Great book!
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An emotionally, poignant story that touches your heart.
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Nicholas Sparks tries a new genre, a romance mixed with a thriller. It is a good read and up to his standards of excellence. If you love his other books, as I do, this is another of his gems.
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Started a little slow - but then captured me - great story!!
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If you like the formula of Nicholas Sparks' books, you'll love this one.
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A great read for Nicholas Sparks fans. All the romance he usually includes plus this one's a bit of a thriller!
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one of his best books

loved it
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A typical Sparks tearjerker.
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if you like GREAT reading this is the book for you be sure to have tissue for the ending. this book is one of the BEST books i have ever read..
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I really enjoyed the book, I've just started reading Nicholas Sparks and I think I will continue.
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A very good book that kept my interest. It had romance as well as suspense.
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Being a great fan of Nicholas Sparks, he didn't let me down with this book. It is an exciting tale of betrayal and obscession and keeps you on wanting to read more.
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Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a great dane puppy named Singer and the promos that he would always be watching over he. Now, fours years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, twenty-nine-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 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 poisonous that it has become a murderous desire...

-I absolutly love this book! It's one of my favorites by him and I think he did an excellent job with creating a great novel.-
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Light and very easy reading. A relationship between a wommen and her best friend (her dog) and her relationship with men along the way.
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An involving love story--an edge-of the seat unpredictable thriller
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Loved it
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A touching and exciting book. A must read for animal lovers.
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Great book. Really enjoyed this book..
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easy read, nice book
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This was a great book! Suspense & Romance
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A good love story that has thrills and suspense as well. Somewhat unpredictable but very much in the theme of Nicholas Sparks other good books.
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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, twenty-nine-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 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 poisonous that it has become a murderous desire...
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I loved this book. I didn't put it down until I was done with it!
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Enjoyable read.
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an explosive tale of betrayal and obsession...a daring look into the darker realms of the heart.
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"The Guardian" is one of Spark's best novels. The theme of timeless love permeates the story, which is also laced with suspense. You will not want to put this book down!
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from the author of some of the most memorable love stories of our time comes an explosive tale of betrayal and obsession and a daring look into the darker realms of the heart.
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I loved this book. I hope someone else will enjoy it also,
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This was a Great story... Good suspense..
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Another great Nicholas Sparks book!
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Another touching page turner by Nicholas Sparks!!
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If you like a love story, thriller, and a dog-lover, this book is for you! I would say it's more of a thriller them a great love story, but very entertaining.
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Great book
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This is a very easy read. It was enjoyable but predictable as I normally find Sparks books. It focuses on stalking for the most part. I enjoyed it.
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Absolutely awesome. Suspenseful. Enjoyed it thoroughly
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good book, keep tissue handy!
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This was the first Sparks book that I read and it was wonderful. I cried with the first two pages. It was full of suspense, love, friendship and more. This is a must read book.
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Romantic story with action and suspense as a young woman loses her husband then finds love again but at a price, only to find REAL love has been there all along.
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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.
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a great book. A real tearjerker from the first to the last page. I love it.
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I love Nicholas Sparks and this book is one of his best. -Mirah W.
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Great book.
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Great love story, with a twist.
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I can't rate this, I must confess, I didn't read it. I got too involved in other series and lost interest in Sparks. Other reviews say it's suspenseful and "hair raising".
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This was such a good book. Classic Nicholas Sparks with an action/suspense twist!
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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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Wasn't one of his usual type books. More of a mystery than a romance, but still a romance.
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This was a great suspense book! Not very believable, but deliciously horrifying, all the same :) I would recommend it!
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great book!
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Nicholas Sparks shines...loved it
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I liked this book and I am not a Sparks fan, but his one I read pretty quickly and enjoyed.
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Awesome Book. Love this author.
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This book was so predictable I couldn't take it. I only finished it because I promised myself I would.
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Another powerful book by Nicholas Sparks. This just shows you really never know some people like you thought you did.
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When Julie Barenson's young husband dies, he promises that he will always watch over her. Now 4 years later, Julie is ready to make a commitment to another man. Should it be Richard Franklin or Mike Harris? Choosing one of them should bring her more happiness. 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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This book was breathtaking. Seemed hard to follow at first, but a truly amazing ending.
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Nicholas Sparks writes one touching book. The dog is a great link.
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Excellent Book fast moving hard to put down!
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this is a very touching book- as are all of sparks. he gets yu where it counts.
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If you love Dogs you will love this book...Its a great love story.
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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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An easy read but very predictable.
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Another beautiful tale by Mr. Sparks- Not to be missed!
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Great book, predictable ending but still a great love mystery.
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Suspense / thriller story centered around a young widow and her dog. Very different story for Sparks but I loved it! Warning, have tissue's handy at the end.
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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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Excellent!
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Great read! Sweet with a little bit of scary.
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I thought this was a great book. The plot is very creative
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Sparks at his best!
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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.
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Awesome story! Nicholas Sparks has the gift for storytelling!
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Julies husband dies but left her 2 gifts a puppy Sam and apromise he would watch over her.
4 yrs later Julie is ready to love again. Should it ne Richard an engineer who treats her like a queen or Mike Her husbands best friend. Choosing one should bring her more happiness than she has had in yrs but soon Julie will be fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by jealousy a deception so chilling it has become murserous..... Excellent read as all his books are!!!
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Wonderfull book! Romance,and Thriller all in one.
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A little slow starting, but it's worth the wait.
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I just couldn't really get into this book.
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From the author of some of the most memorable love stories of our time comes an explosive tale of betrayal and obsession--and a daring look into the darker realms of the heart. (On the back cover)
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This is a good book, exciting, yet predictable, but still very good.

In rather rough shape due to multiply reads most likely....
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I loved this book!!! I could not put it down... full of surprises, suspense and love... very unpredictable thriller!!!
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What a great read i laughed loved and really cried... being a dog lover i was crying on the pro..... you will love it
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My wife recomends this as a very good read. And as every guy knows a good wife is never wrong. Although there are times when she question's her decision of 53 years ago to marry me.
She has me listing other books which are her favorites. Please refer to my listings. Thank you.
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A really good love story that keeps you on the edge-of-your-seat!
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Good story, kinda predicable, but excellent love story.
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A great novel from Mr. Sparks, a tear jerker in the end, but well written. The story line is an example of the sick minds of today's generation, and many points to be well taken.
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A moving story about young woman starting to date again after the loss of a mate, and how it leads to terror.
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True Sparks Magic!! Amazing - A true page-turner!!!!
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Awesome book.. typical of Sparks excellent writing style!
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Surprising, suspense - love story
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Another excellent read from Nicholas sparks!! Very Suspenseful!!!
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I enjoyed this book so much. It made me cry and I didn't want to set it down. Great!
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This was my first Nicholas Sparks book. I had seen a couple of his movies and loved them so I decided to order a couple of his books here on PBS. This wasn't a disappointment! A must read for Sparks fan & just romance/suspense fans in general. Although the ending was rather expected, the twists in it were thrilling & fun. Definitely recommended.
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Loved this book! But, I love every other book by Sparks as well!
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Love everything by Nicholas Sparks! This is a different style of book written by him, still made me cry.
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No dust jacket, a couple of wrinkled pages
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Another great Nicholas Sparks book. Julie is left as a young widow, when her husband loses his fight with cancer. He left her one final gift, Singer a great dane puppy to be her companion/protector. In this story Julie tries to find her life after the tragedy, in the small town the live in. An emotional story of betrayal and obsession.
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WOW! What a great read!! So different from his other books but still has that teary-eyed touch.
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Another great book by Nicholas Sparks!
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This was the best one..a must read for everyone
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I loved this book! This is not Nicholas Sparks usual love story. It's a love story and thriller. I couldn't put it down.
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Sparks at his best! A great tale that is Lassie worthy... Have a box of tissues ready while reading this novel!
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This is a love story with elements of suspense and peril. For the dog lovers, a dog plays a big roll in the story. You'll the twist and turns..........but you will so love the predictability and the almost happy ending...........
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light mystery---great love story
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The Guardian is both a love story and a thriller but the love story definately shines through!
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This is definitely one of my favorite Nicholas Sparks books. It was his first book to write as a romance suspense and while it's no J.D. Robb book it is definitely an AMAZING read!
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This was one of my favorite books of his. Loved it!!
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FROM FRONT FLAP:

Julie Barenson'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 poisonous that it has become a murderous desire...
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Suprisingly suspensful novel for Nicholas Sparks, yet one of my favorites by him.
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This was a great book. Kept you wondering! It was an easy book to finish in 2 1/2 days. I couldn't put it down. It was full of supence,love, and danger all in one story. Awesome Read from Nicholas Sparks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This book was different from the typical Nicholas Sparks stories. It still had his charming romance though. :) If you like Nicholas Sparks you wont be disapointed.
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This isn't the best book I've read by Nicholas Sparks. I still enjoyed it but it was a little bit predictable. I like how he incorporates some suspense into the book unlike his other books.
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This was the first book I ever read of Nicholas Spark's. All I can say is that I'm hooked. He's an excellent author and this is still one of my favorite books by him and over all. It's a must read and starting with page one you will find tears in your eyes.
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Possibly my favorite NS work! Crossing my fingers that this becomes the next movie made from his collection. Triumphant story of a girl rebounding from a great loss. If you liked P.S. I love you, you may like this one too.
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One word- CHEESY!!! I'm sorry Nicholas Sparks but I don't think the thriller genre is for you. I was pretty much laughing the whole way through when I was supposed to be scared. Not a fan of this book.
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Nicholas Sparks is always great.
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If you like Nicholas Sparks, this does not dissappoint.
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I love Sparks' books and this is another really great one!
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WOW! Another great book by Nicholas Sparks - at first I thought it was a little slow, but then it took off! Quite the change for him to write about but quite the suspense right up until the end. I've never read so many books that I've gotten so emotional about, enough to the point of tears! He's one of my favs!
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This was my favorite of all Nicholas Sparks' books. Excellent book I read in 2 days!
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GREAT!!! Sparks at his very best.
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This is a great book especially if you are a dog lover!
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A story about the love and loyalty of a dog for his owner after her husband dies. I read it in one sitting since I couldn't wait to see whta choices were made.
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When Julie's husband faced death, he promised he'd always watch over her. Now she's ready to move on with a new romance but soon she is fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by deception.

A wonderful tear jerker.
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This is not a typical Nicholas Sparks novel, but also very well done. It is suspenseful and engaging.
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An involving love story... An Edge of your seat unpredictable thriller. Booklist
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Tragedy, romance, emotional commitment, love and mystery all rolled into one. I loved this book.
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Julie Barenson'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 poisonous that it has become a murderous desire.
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Favorite author for pleasure reading :)
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Typical of Sparks...
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This is the first book I've read of Nicholas Sparks' and I loved it - suspence and romance in one. I will definitely be reading more of him.
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This book was his best...loved it
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A good read about an obsessive lover.
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Great story. I really enjoyed this one.
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When Julies husband dies he left her 2 gifts 1 the knowledge he would always be watching over her and a puppy names Singer. Now 4 yrs later Julie is ready to love again. There is Richard an engineer who treats her like a quees and there is Mike the down to earth nice guy who was her husbands best friend. This should be a happy time in her life but instead Julie is fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by a chilling deception and jealousy so bad it has become a murderous desire! Won't be able to put it down!!!
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Another Nicholas Sparks classic. A great read!
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I think this was my favorite Sparks book so far.
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What Sparks book isn't good???
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Very good reading wonderful story
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A compelling thriller that won't let you put it down !
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This is a wonderful story of romance and mystery. Wonderful read.
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wonderful book.
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Yet another Nicholas Sparks book that is hard to put down, this one stars a widow and her dog. I highly recommend it!
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Great book, couldn't put it down. Read it in one day.
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I really enjoyed this suspensful book! I'm just now starting to get into Sparks and really enjoying his work!
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This was a fun read but I didn't enjoy it as much as some of Nicholas Sparks' other books. Sparks loyalists probably would greatly enjoy it.
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Fun to read. A thriller with Sparks signature romance. Enjoyed it.
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author of "message in a bottle" and "the notebook"
romantic thriller
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An explosive tale of betrayal and obsession, which looks into the darker realms of the heart. At the same time, this novel is a love story, and proof that often it is the ordinary things in life that become the most important.
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One of the great books by Nicholas Sparks.
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Great book, suspenseful and romantic. The end is a tear jerker.
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Not as good as the Notebook, but what could compare to that? A rather different story than some of his others, but still has a love story, and is an interesting read.
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The rating stars say it all!
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I lost my husband and so I really liked this story...
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Julie's husband left her two gifts before he died,a great dane puppy and a promise he would watch over her.Four years later she is ready to make a commitment to someone.But who? Should it be handsome Richard,who treats her like a queen? Or Mike the down to earth nice guy,her husband's best fiend? Instead, Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare, spawned by a chilling deception and jealousy that it has become a murderous desire.
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Sparks does an excellet job of building the story. I was so entranced by the last 100 pages, I couldn't turn them fast enough.
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From Amazon.com:
On Christmas Eve, Julie Barenson, 25 years old and newly widowed, finds an unexpected present-a Great Dane pup that her late husband, Jim, had arranged for her to receive after he died from a brain tumor. On that melodramatic note, bestselling author Sparks (Nights in Rodanthe) begins his latest love story, one in which he combines elements of romance with those of a thriller. Julie's new dog, Singer, turns out to be a better judge of character than she, which is unfortunate because the dog nearly gives away the book's ending when he growls warily at Richard Franklin, the new man in Julie's life. On the other hand, the pooch loves to be around Mike Harris, Jim's best friend, who has grown to love Julie. Richard's increasingly bizarre behavior causes Julie to break up with him, and his subsequent stalker tactics make for compelling action, especially when he plots to destroy the budding romance between Julie and Mike. But the writing is lax at best, with multiple point-of-view shifts in the course of one page or even one paragraph. Secondary characters are two-dimensional, such as Pete, the dumb cop who is taken in by the scheming Richard, and Andrea, Julie's co-worker at the local hair salon, a low-class broad from the wrong side of the tracks who might as well have "next victim" tattooed on her forehead. Yet Sparks fans clamor for his brand of love story, and, with the added punch of suspense, this one will be another bestseller.
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A "beach book" with love and suspense...easy reading...able to read while kids are playing video games, watching tv, etc! Pure escapism.
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great book
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hardback copy.. great for your collection
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This was an intriguing story, full of suspense.
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Good read, first suspense like novel I've read by Sparks. Coudn't put it down.
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This is a great read.
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I have not read this book but thought someone else might enjoy it. From the back cover"Julie Barneson'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, twenty-nin-year old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again..But Who?...From the author of some of the most memorable love stories of our time comes an explosive tale of betrayal and obsession-and a daring look into the darker realms of the heart."
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This book was very enjoyable. I couldn't put it down once I started.
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I liked this book. Easy read, Sparks definately has a formula.
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This book was a gift for a 14 year old girl who enjoys reading. She adores the book and wants to keep it. I enjoy finding books for her and hopes she will one day become a member of our book club.

Sincerely, Julie C
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From the Author's Note: "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.
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Love story or thriller? A combination of both this Sparks novel is sure to please his regular readers as well as a broader audience. If you have ever enjoyed books Mary Higgins Clark and have yet to read Nicholas Sparks this is the book to try! Julie, a young widow, re-enters the dating scene only to find a few surprises wanting for her. Who is this Guardian and why is it so important that she has one?
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Great story, romance and thriller!
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Very good!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book!!!!! The plot kept my interest throughout the entire story. I had only read one other of his books and did enjoy that also, but this one I thought was wonderful!!!!!
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Another Amazing book by Nicholas Sparks!
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Great story of love, loss, a puppy and chilling mystery.
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didn't read
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