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The Guardian
The Guardian
Author: Nicholas Sparks
ISBN-13: 9780446613439
ISBN-10: 0446613436
Publication Date: 3/1/2003
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 964 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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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: 3
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
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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This book is wonderful! It pulls at all the emotions and has a wonderful ending.
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Helpful Score: 2
I could hardly put this book down. Full of surprises and suspense. Well worth the read!
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Helpful Score: 2
Great Read!
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Helpful Score: 2
Perfect Sparks. I enjoyed this fast and easy read.
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Helpful Score: 1
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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The book is very thrilling. I love Nick Sparks. 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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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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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 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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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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love it!
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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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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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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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One of his best!!!!
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This book is a different side to Nicholas Sparks. Unexpected and exciting.
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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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very good
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Started a little slow - but then captured me - great story!!
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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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An emotionally, poignant story that touches your heart.
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one of his best books

loved it
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I loved this book. I hope someone else will enjoy it also,
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Great book!
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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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Nicholas Sparks, known for his romantic tales, combines an involving love story with the creepiness of an unpredictable thriller.
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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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This was a great book! Suspense & Romance
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Wonderfull book! Romance,and Thriller all in one.
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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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"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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A typical Sparks tearjerker.
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Enjoyable read.
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Easy read. heartwarming somewhat predictable
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I loved this book. I didn't put it down until I was done with it!
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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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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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easy read, nice book
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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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Great book. Really enjoyed this book..
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A touching and exciting book. A must read for animal lovers.
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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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Another powerful book by Nicholas Sparks. This just shows you really never know some people like you thought you did.
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Not typical Sparks, this one has "thriller" elements to it.
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Excellent Book fast moving hard to put down!
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Absolutely awesome. Suspenseful. Enjoyed it thoroughly
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Great book
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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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a great book. A real tearjerker from the first to the last page. I love it.
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great book!
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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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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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An easy read but very predictable.
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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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If you love Dogs you will love this book...Its a great love story.
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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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Sparks knows how to tug at a reader's heartstrings! GOOD BOOK!
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Nicholas Sparks writes one touching book. The dog is a great link.
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This book was breathtaking. Seemed hard to follow at first, but a truly amazing ending.
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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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An involving love story--an edge-of the seat unpredictable thriller
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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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Awesome Book. Love this author.
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Nicholas Sparks shines...loved it
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Another touching page turner by Nicholas Sparks!!
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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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This was a Great story... Good suspense..
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If you like the formula of Nicholas Sparks' books, you'll love this one.
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Loved it
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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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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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Loved this book! But, I love every other book by Sparks as well!
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I lost my husband and so I really liked this story...
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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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I really enjoyed this suspensful book! I'm just now starting to get into Sparks and really enjoying his work!
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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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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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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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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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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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The rating stars say it all!
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author of "message in a bottle" and "the notebook"
romantic thriller
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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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GREAT!!! Sparks at his very best.
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I love Sparks' books and this is another really great one!
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Nicholas Sparks is always great.
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One of the great books by Nicholas Sparks.
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Another excellent read from Nicholas sparks!! Very Suspenseful!!!
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Surprising, suspense - love story
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Awesome book.. typical of Sparks excellent writing style!
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If you like Nicholas Sparks, this does not dissappoint.
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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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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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Good story, kinda predicable, but excellent love story.
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A really good love story that keeps you on the edge-of-your-seat!
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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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I loved this book!!! I could not put it down... full of surprises, suspense and love... very unpredictable thriller!!!
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Sparks at his best!
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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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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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I just couldn't really get into this book.
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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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Great book, suspenseful and romantic. The end is a tear jerker.
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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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A compelling thriller that won't let you put it down !
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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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wonderful book.
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Fun to read. A thriller with Sparks signature romance. Enjoyed it.
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True Sparks Magic!! Amazing - A true page-turner!!!!
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I thought this was a great book. The plot is very creative
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Great book, predictable ending but still a great love mystery.
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Excellent!
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A very good book that kept my interest. It had romance as well as suspense.
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A little slow starting, but it's worth the wait.
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A good read about an obsessive lover.
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This book was his best...loved it
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Great story of love, loss, a puppy and chilling mystery.
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This was my favorite of all Nicholas Sparks' books. Excellent book I read in 2 days!
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Favorite author for pleasure reading :)
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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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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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Tragedy, romance, emotional commitment, love and mystery all rolled into one. I loved this book.
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An involving love story... An Edge of your seat unpredictable thriller. Booklist
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Typical of Sparks...
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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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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 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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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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This is a great book especially if you are a dog lover!
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This is a wonderful story of romance and mystery. Wonderful read.
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Great story, romance and thriller!
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This is a great read.
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Good read, first suspense like novel I've read by Sparks. Coudn't put it down.
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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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Very good!
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