The Guardian

The Guardian Cover

The Guardian

By Nicholas Sparks

Warner Books (NY), Paperback, 9780446696111, 384pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2005

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...

About the Author
With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include 12 #1 "New York Times" bestsellers. All his books have been "New York Times" and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than 50 languages. Ten Sparks novels have been adapted into major motion pictures, with "The Choice" coming in February 2016.