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Julie Barenson's ektemann døde ung, men etterlot seg to uventede gaver, en valp som ble kalt Singer og et løfte om at han alltid ville passe på henne. Nå er fire år gått og Julie er altfor ung til å ha gitt opp kjærligheten. To menn viser sin interesse: Richard, den sofistikerte og kjekke ingeniøren som behandler henne som en dronning og Mike, den jordnære, greie fyren som ...more
hardcover, 396 pages
Published May 11th 2004 by Damm (first published 2003)
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Macayla Fetting Because when you lose a Pet that is dear to you its hard to replace the void in your heart. Because you feel your betraying them. plus its only been…moreBecause when you lose a Pet that is dear to you its hard to replace the void in your heart. Because you feel your betraying them. plus its only been two months after Singer passed away. (less)
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Blythe
Wasn't a huge fan of this one, but I am looking forward to Sparks' next novel:

Marwa
Aug 06, 2012 Marwa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-f-romance
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 Mike.
and 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 fir
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Amanda
Jul 20, 2009 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-romance
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.
Books Ring Mah Bell
Feb 18, 2008 Books Ring Mah Bell rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poop
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Kelli
Nov 05, 2011 Kelli rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jen Holman
Dec 03, 2008 Jen Holman rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Debbie Petersen
Jul 12, 2009 Debbie Petersen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: absolute-drek
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Jessica
Sep 03, 2008 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 familiar...I 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, th ...more
إبراهيم   عادل
رواية جميلة وشيقة ..
يبدو أني أدركت مبكرًا أن هذه الرواية ستعجبني
و يبدو أيضًا أني أحب قراءة الأفلام الأجنبية .. وليس مشاهدتها فحسب
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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 "الحارس" لم يكن هو الأنسب للرواية ..
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هناك كوارث إنسانية قامت بها المترجمة دعد سيحاسبها عليها القانون
وإن كانت الترجمة جيدة، ولكن الأخطـاء مثيرة (أقصد كثيرة) وقابلة (قاتلة) ا
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Angiee
Aug 07, 2012 Angiee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Rsoeffker
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.
Briley
Sep 05, 2008 Briley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: q1-2008
September10, 2008
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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
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reemo.books
Mar 19, 2013 reemo.books rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Anna
Mar 29, 2010 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Marcela M.
May 12, 2015 Marcela M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 lo
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Swissmiss
Mar 21, 2009 Swissmiss rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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'
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Mayu
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 que M ...more
Deirdre
Apr 01, 2009 Deirdre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009-reads
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
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Butterfly2507
May 30, 2016 Butterfly2507 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ICH HABE GEHEULT!
Michelle Raven
Feb 14, 2015 Michelle Raven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
Stars: 5

I'll write a review when i stop crying.
Manuela Santos
Apr 17, 2015 Manuela Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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, beleza, acti
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Antof9
Dec 31, 2008 Antof9 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2006-read, upsetting
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
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CatarinaG
May 19, 2008 CatarinaG rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, borrowed
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 gozar...
Há 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 e a verd
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Karen & Gerard
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 ...more
Christina
Dec 13, 2008 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads, fiction
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 villain(s)
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Stephanie Joy
Jan 18, 2009 Stephanie Joy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, 2009
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!
Dion Ribeiro
Jan 03, 2014 Dion Ribeiro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este foi o primeiro livro que li de Nicholas Sparks, que é hoje um dos meus autores favoritos!
Trata-se de um romance comovente com contornos policiais, recheado de ação e suspense. A não perder!
Rana Abid
Aug 21, 2013 Rana Abid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ممتعة...مشوقة...لم استطع التوقف حتى انهيتها...
الترجمة سيئة... فضلت لو أنني قرأتها بلغتها الام
Alyssa
Jan 20, 2013 Alyssa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Joleen
Feb 04, 2017 Joleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why did I reread this?! I forgot about that heart breaking ending.
I would have given this novel 5 stars. A teenage me would have, but now that I am older and I have reread it. It isn't worthy of 5 stars. Talk about the ultimate sacrifice. I truly did not remember the ending, if I had, I probably wouldn't have picked it back up.
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Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.

Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the n

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