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Die junge Witwe Julie muss sich zwischen zwei Männern entscheiden: dem charmanten Richard und dem schüchternen Mike. Als sie schließlich ihre Wahl trifft, glaubt sie, ihr Glück gefunden zu haben. Doch bald kommen ihr Zweifel an ihrem Verehrer: Seine Liebe wird mehr und mehr zur Besessenheit.
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Blythe
Wasn't a huge fan of this one, but I am looking forward to Sparks' next novel:

Marwa A.
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...more
Amanda
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.
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Jen
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Jessica
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
Debbie Petersen
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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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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
September10, 2008
Edit: 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...more
Reem N 240511
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...more
Angiee
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
Kelli
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Anna
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
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
Antof9
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...more
Deirdre
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...more
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
CatarinaG
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...more
Haleypacini
The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks is a true "Sparks" classic. Its mystery, romance, and plot twists kept me on the edge of my seat and my fingers quickly flipping the pages. When widowed Julie finally decides to start dating again, it turns into a living nightmare. She is faced with deceit,lies, and manipulation. Julie comes to the slow realization that she is in love with her long time best friend, Mike, who loves her as well. However, the ending of the story takes a surprising turn, leaving me s...more
Donna Antaramian
The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks picks up 4 years after Julie Barenson’s husband, Jim has died from cancer. But at the young age of 29 she no longer wants to be alone and ready to test the waters of romance. There are 2 men that come into her life; Richard Franklin, a handsome and seemly smart man that treats Julie like a queen and Mike Harris, who was the best man at the Barenson’s wedding and now Julie's closest and best friend. After several dates with Richard, Julie discovers there is no roma...more
Swissmiss
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'...more
Rhiannon
It was nice to read something different from Nicholas Sparks, I have to admit! I like it when authors are able to write in different styles with a different type of book in mind. Although that being said...

This novel was extremely predictable, but sometimes I like knowing what's going to happen, so I won't complain about that. I did find that it dragged on at parts, and I really don't think there was a need to make it so long. I also didn't love the unlikeliness of events that take place. The vi...more
Alyssa
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Jessica
Jun 27, 2010 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: somebody who loves a book that makes you want to read it every minute
Recommended to Jessica by: a family friend
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Christina
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)...more
Ansley Player
In The Guardian written by Nicholas Sparks, Julie a young widow mysteriously receives a great Dane puppy on Christmas Eve two or three months after her husband had died. The book then skips ahead four years to when Julie has seemingly "moved on" or just ended her period of grief, now she is best friends with her late husbands best friend Mike. But things get tricky when Mike starts to show his true feelings for Julie, especially when she meets Richard a seemingly nice guy with A LOT of money. No...more
Stephanie
I liked it enough, but just didn't love it.

This book tells the story of Julie, a young widow who has recently lost her husband, Jim, to cancer, and her Great Dane, Singer, whom she received from Jim along with a letter shortly after his death. A few years later, Julie finds herself ready to enter the dating world again and finds herself stuck between two great men. Richard is charming, charismatic, handsome and seemingly perfect. Mike is Jim's childhood best friend who has yet to profess his tru...more
Kaitlin Rose
Actual rating: 2.5 stars

It was another formulaic Sparks' story.

SPOILERS



Small town in North Carolina. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, boy dies. Girl meets another boy, they fall in love, there's problems. There's a supernatural element. There's a dog. We all know that prominently featured dogs always die.
It was stupid predictable from the beginning, which got boring right quick and in a hurry.
January
A good read, but predictable. I love reading Sparks' books, but they are all way too predictable for me. I like twists and turns that you couldn't see coming and I pretty much knew exactly what was going to happen by about page 100. It is a good book about the bond between a person and their dog/animals. It is also about love and finding it where you least expect it. An enjoyable read.
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As a child, Nicholas Sparks lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California at the age of eight. His father was a professor, his mother a homemaker, then optometrist's assistant. He lived in Fair Oaks through high school, graduated valedictorian in 1984, and received a full track scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.

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