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A federal judge has been murdered. There is only one witness, and an assassin wants her dead. U.S. Marshall Marcus O'Malley thought he knew the risks of the assignment . . . but he was wrong. Introducing the O'Malleys, an inspirational group of seven,...

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The Guardian Reviews

  • Sarah Grace
    2018-10-11 05:00

    *happy sigh* That one was the best yet! <3 RTC

  • Victoria Lynn
    2018-10-06 03:05

    This book was good! Another great O'Malley story. Can I just say I love all the O'Malley's? Dee Henderson does a great job making each and every one of her characters unique and interesting. MC Marcus O'Malley was very easy for me to relate to. . .we share a lot of similar qualities, For him it is being a guardian for his family, and for me it is being a big sister and mother hen. I found myself relating very much to his struggle and I thought the spiritual wrestling that he and the other MC did in this book very helpful and relatable. I also related to his deep heart. . . he feels things deeply, which is something I do as well. Plus, you just gotta love his banter. The other MC, Shari, was a little on the bland side, but she became loveable as time went on. I just didn't jive with her the way I do other characters. The mystery was compelling, and equally balanced with moments of normalcy. This book is filled with sweetness between all of the O'Malley characters, enjoyable characterization and a high stakes mystery and suspense.Reccomended for ages 16+Contains (view spoiler)[violence, description of crime scenes, blood, deaths, and means of murder.(hide spoiler)]

  • Ed
    2018-10-16 01:07

    So far in all of this series, I find many examples of God dealing with individuals through His providence in dealing with lost people about their salvation. Also you also see God allowing adversity and other trials on Christians to get the weak Christians stronger in their trust on the Lord. This is a good book showing the steps to maturity among Christians by putting complete faith in God because God knows what He is doing. Even those who are lost in the story see how Christians react to the problems of God working in their life. A lot of lessons taught in this fictional story.

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-25 03:48

    A good book (like all her others). The things I like most about the books are the romance aspect, but more importantly, the fact that each of the siblings has a different issue about God to deal with and I find that Dee Henderson makes the issues real - I can definately relate to a number of the themes and have enjoyed all the books. The ability to make people aware of aspects which might be affecting their relationship with God as well as the solution and the reasoning for making the choice I feel is a necessary one which makes us, the reader, think.

  • Jesseca Wheaton
    2018-10-17 01:14

    Augh! Try to review a book on my tablet and it says I rated it 3 stars. Okay. . .no, it was definitely a five star book!I loved getting to learn more about Marcus, and Shari's story was so heartbreak. But the way she handled it, the way she leaned on God through it all was just so good. And of course her and Marcus just had the sweetest relationship ever!!And the sibling relationships! I adore this series! I love all the sibling interaction. It's just precious. :)

  • Lyndi
    2018-10-24 02:10

    I was seriously wondering if this book would EVER be done. I don’t like giving up on books, but this wasn’t anything like the 1st 2 in this series. Sherri wasn’t relatable at all, and the O’Malley’s fell in love with her by talking to her on the phone like twice? The beginning was good, good enough that it kept me reading, hoping that it would get good again. I don’t think it did. The ending was a HUGE let down. So much so, that I have the next 2 books in this series and debating on reading them. I normally like Ms. Henderson’s writing. Enough complaining, but be warned, may be a waste of your time as well. I am being generous by giving it a 2.

  • Piepie
    2018-10-07 00:58

    I really enjoyed this one! Dee Henderson books are sometimes a little cheesy (the "hug time" thing with the pagers? really??) and predictable (I think all her books end with a marriage proposal/happily ever after), but I like her writing and her characters.

  • Jenny Jo Weir
    2018-10-12 01:02

    This series is so cute! Not sure how much Christian Fiction I'd read before this but I'm loving it. When they want a cold drink, they drink a glass of milk, tea or soft drink :-) When they get angry, they pray to God, no one says bad words and its full of suspense and action! Yay I say! Cant wait to read book 3.

  • AlixJamie
    2018-10-22 07:03

    It took me forever to read this book. I read the first few chapters and quickly got disgusted by Marcus and Shari's hitting on each other when they had just happened to meet by accident. So I set it aside for about a month until it got annoying. I can't stand starting a book and not finishing it. So I sat down and told myself I was going to read until it was done. For starters, I was really annoyed with all the kissing and flirting going on between these to mature, career-minded adults. It just didn't fit their characters. Then, Dee Henderson's overblown images of the O'Malley family, while SOME of it was fun to read, a lot of it got aggravatingly tacky. The Christian angle of this book came off as stilted and awkward. I know from personal experience that it is EXTREMELY difficult to take a character who believed at one point in his or her life and then rejected God for one reason or another, and make their re-conversion convincing. Even so, practically any mention of God or prayer seemed removed from the plot line and just stuck in here and there to tag the book as "Christian". But, in Ms. Henderson's defense, writing fiction where the characters naturally breath God and any mention of Him flows with the book is also extremely difficult. In real life, most people don't talk about God constantly, if really at all, so even though it is heartfelt, it just doesn't sound natural. I found Lisa's forensic pathology very engrossing, to the point where I viewed her scenes as the best parts of the book. As is usual with Dee Henderson, her dialog was interesting to read and mostly well paced, though I occasionally got lost in the longer conversations because she withholds some necessary he said/she saids. My favorite character, and one of the main reasons I kept reading, was Joshua Hanford. It was too bad that he was only a minor character, because he was excellently drawn and the only reason I gave this book three stars. Without him, it probably would have been two (and a half, if Goodreads let me do that...)And finally, as one of my friends complained, Dee Henderson's plots are virtually the same in every book; which is basically true. It begins with mild flirtation, digresses to something more serious, a damsel is always in distress and must be shipped off to some safe hideaway to be looked after by their love-interest and an avalanche of security (in most cases the mass security), the disbelieving person usually comes to faith in God around that point, meaning that an eventual marriage will take place, and then there is an abrupt and usually bullet-filled climax and everything is resolved in an upward of ten or eleven pages. It's the quick endings that get me. Ms. Henderson drags out the investigations, false leads, romance, danger,faith struggles, family issues, crime scenes and other interesting topics and then, boom, she drops the criminal culprit in the laps of the law where he is shot or arrested as the case may be, and then before you have really caught the significance of what just happened, the book ends and you are left to read the note by Dee Henderson that is stowed away in the back. Maybe the swift culminations after drawn out investigations are the way it is in real life; I don't know. But it doesn't make for a very conclusive novel-ending.One more thing: I wasn't the only one who thought that the last scene in this book was really...childish, am I? I mean, come on. Pager games? Really? It reminded me of Rolf and Liesl in the garden in "The Sound of Music" sending telegrams to each other. But Rolf and Liesl are sixteen and seventeen - not thirty something. "HUG-TIME"? Please...

  • Naomi
    2018-09-29 05:02

    IL begin with saying I’m not Christian and I’m responsible for what I write, not for what you read. That been said, that part of the book was beyond annoying. In me defense I didn’t know it was Christian Fiction! I was book hunting in my favorite book store, read the synopsis in the back and loved it, that’s why I bought it. Don’t get me wrong, I have NOTHING against Christians, but I don’t understand why religion- ANY religion-seems to create division when God should do the opposite and unite us all. So if someone is not a “believer” and you are you can’t see a future with said person because of where he stands or because he might push you away from your beliefs? Is that aspect of your life so fragile? I was raised a catholic, in a catholic school where one of my best friends was Christian (studying in the same school by the way), problem? None, whatsoever. If, in the other hand half of the family gets “Introduced to Jesus” and the other half doesn’t “believe”, is that supposed to bring conflict? Why can’t we just respect everyone’s religion, beliefs or opinions? and Why, WHY FOR CHRIST SAKE, do people love HIM when everything is good in their life but when things go south they hate or get mad at HIM? I believe true faith lies in you knowing that HE loves you NO MATTER WHAT you are or which God you believe in and to trust HIM NO MATTER WHAT happens in your life. But I’m more pagan than catholic, so…Bottom line, if you are kind of a freak like I am or not quite the religious person, you’ve been warned: this might or might not be the book for you, depends on what you’re really looking for.Religion aside, I really liked the plot, very realistic. The book’s focused on Marcus O’Malley, leader of the O’Malley clan, a family with a far stronger bond than blood. He’s U.S Marshal and he will have to protect a witness of the murder of a federal judge, not knowing how much his life will change when meets Shari Hansford, a speechwriter with a passion for politics and religion. Shari is the witness of the murder and she quickly becomes the target of –I think- I wealthy family with very questionable and shady business. From that moment a race begins to find out who pulled the trigger, how to connect said person with the murderer (the man was a genius), all this before a paid assassin gets to collect his bounty. There is suspense, religion, drama, romance, religion (yes, again), crime and crime investigation CIS: NY style. Reason I don’t give this a 5 star it’s because, in my humble opinion, the “villains” were a bit flat, barely any development on those characters and I felt the ending was rushed and unfinished. I mean I was expecting to the ransom on Rugsby! And a very well deserved deep and passionate kissed between our MC, considering everything was standing between them, including poor Jesus.

  • Knucklefish
    2018-10-23 03:08

    Being the rather female chauvinist I am, as a general rule I prefer the O'Malley books centered around the sisters. Marcus is the one glowing exception. This book is one of the best.Although in actuality, the gender of the main O'Malley shouldn't matter much because of the book's format. They are told from the perspective of both the male and female lead. Maybe it's just that the women for Jack and Stephen aren't as dynamic of characters. Marcus's love interest Shari, however, is as cool as they come. Ironically I think it took some time for me to warm up to her during the first reading. Part of it may very well have been that I didn't like her name. Also it's a testament to how quickly the reader falls in love with Marcus. What woman would possibly be good enough for him?Now I do think Shari is worthy of Marcus. She's got major feminist appeal because she wants to be a politician. The relationship she and Marcus form feels like one of the strongest in the series. It develops over the course of many late night talks about both silly and deathly serious topics.

  • ♔Ƙƴℓιє♔
    2018-10-24 01:05

    This series amazed me- all the storylines flow from each other so wonderfully and this was a great one!! At the beginning I didn't really care for the match of the characters but Dee really pulled me in and her use of suspense had me sitting at the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened. Marcus's journey back into Christianity and Shari's struggle with keeping her own faith was so relatable and the book really helped answer some amazingly tough questions about a God who would let horrible things happen and why.

  • Sarah
    2018-09-27 06:00

    I liked this book even better hen the first two. I love how Henderson can makes each sibling's journey to God different.

  • Shawnette
    2018-10-18 02:08

    INTRIGUING Christian Romantic Suspense...looking forward to the next book!

  • Joy
    2018-10-22 00:51

    A Judge is dead and there's a witness.Marcus O'Malley is used to protecting everyone. He's the Guardian and he's good at his job. But now things are shaken up. He can't protect everyone. Someone wants Shari dead because she witnessed the murder and his younger sister is dying. Plus, he can't seem to guard his heart either by the witness he swore to protect.This book was good. Appropriate for all ages.

  • Ashlee
    2018-10-20 06:01

    For some reason I remember these being better than they are... I'll still give it a 4 instead of a 3 for sentimental reasons...

  • Angela R. Watts
    2018-10-05 03:13

    Another good book by Dee Henderson! I enjoyed the characters, and the story line. I am worried about some of the characters though... Poor things.

  • Leslie
    2018-10-01 01:55

    It was okay. The plot seemed way too similar to the first book in the series: (spoiler follows)Strong woman in difficult situation, struggles to stay strong, and is "rescued" by strong man, they fall in love and get married. Oh, and the unbeliever comes to faith. Also, how is it that everyone in these books is rich? Not just well-off, but 2nd home is a ranch in Montana rich? I'm having a harder & harder time suspending disbelief!

  • Nathan Washburn
    2018-09-25 07:48

    A federal judge is murdered under the watch of US marshal, Marcus O'Malley. As he and his team investigate the shooting he meets Sheri. A close friend of the judge and who's father was also killed in the shooting, tas he protects her they begin to fall in love. They grow together as she teaches him about God's love and believing in prayer. This is a great book, especially people who love a good action book, and also a little romance as well. It has a great story about God's love and prayer in it too. I recommend it to people who enjoy these things. Also to those who have read the previous book in the series. I gave this a 5 because it has everything I enjoy in a book, it didn't bore me and it also allowed me to look a at my own spiritual life and reflect on it. There were some great lines in the book, for example, "someone has to stat with Marcus so he will stay out of trouble." This line shows how devoted he is to his job. Another one is, "If the clutter bothers me before it does me, I pick it up." It builds on his character and shows he is patient and he will sacrifice for his team and others. The last one is, "She tried to scream and when it came, it ripped from the back of her throat" This line built the intensity of the scene. This author reminded me of Frank Peretti, another christian author whose writing style is very simular. I took this book's message and applied it to my life ans asked myself if my prayer life was the way that it should be. I also wondered how far off this book www as from reality. Could this story be close to another of an actual incident?

  • Andrea Cox
    2018-09-29 03:47

    by Andrea Renee CoxThe Guardian was the first book I read in Dee Henderson’s The O’Malley Chronicles, even though it’s the second one in the series. I’ve been hooked ever since. How could I not be when it includes humor, core family values, Christianity, tough emotions and circumstances, and a host of characters that crawled into my heart? Not to mention the suspenseful plots that fuel each story.This particular novel features Marcus O’Malley, the guardian of the clan, who works for the U.S. Marshals. When a federal judge is killed on his watch, Marcus determines to guard the only witness and hunt down the shooter. But what will he do when his heart get tangled up along the journey?One of my favorite things about The Guardian is how detailed it is. The way the author intricately designs each chapter heightens the suspense along with my curiosity. Perhaps that’s why I’m on my third read of this incredible series.Or it could be the closeness the O’Malley family exhibits. It reminds me of my childhood dream of having lots of children some day in the future. I wondered if they would grow up close, similarly to the O’Malleys. It’s encouraging to see that it’s possible, both in fiction (The Guardian) and in reality (my sister and I have become really close over the years).Have you read The Guardian yet?

  • Laura Waxman
    2018-09-29 03:56

    I can't ever get enough of this story. Henderson is one of my favorite authors.

  • Emily
    2018-10-22 03:59

    I really liked this book. Marcus was such a great character, and the story was pretty intense. I wasn't sure they were going to resolve it by the end. This is my second read in the O'Malley series and I look forward to continuing on. The story line is that a federal judge is killed on Marcus' watch, and Shari is the only witness to the shooting. While Marcus and his team search for the killer, Marcus ALSO has to keep Shari alive as she is being hunted before the trial begins. Without her testimony, the case is merely curcumstantial. The novel follows Marcus, as he struggles between protecting Shari (while falling in love with her) and dealing with his sisters cancer and treatment. Its a great story about how family pulls together, whether biological or not, and how trusting in God becomes a focus in Marcus' life.

  • Shannon
    2018-10-14 04:53

    At its heart, this book is about ones relationship with God through prayer. Yes, there is a love story, but its not deeply developed, and there is a bit of a mystery/thriller element - but don't read it for that quality (how the investigation occurs, you can tell it was written by one who doesn't spend much time in the criminal arena - I mean, why wouldn't the investigation check hotel cameras? And how do the US Marshall's, FBI and local police just work so well together?)Overall it is an enjoyable quick read that can kill so time.

  • Agnieszka
    2018-10-11 03:48

    Like the previous books in this series it is very well written and has excellent character development and is fast paced with lots of suspense until the last page combined with realistic description of the relationships and solid Christian values – an exceptional reading experience.For the German review just go to:

  • Sher
    2018-10-04 01:02

    I liked this book as a bit of escapism, but it really isn't very deep. It was a good story and the set up of the O'Mallys is creative, 7 adoptive siblings, each with his/her own unique problems to be dealt with. It just isn't my schtick. I found it too unrealistic in parts, and pretty predictable in others. Although I'm not unhappy that I read it, I most likely will not read the rest of the series.

  • Suzan
    2018-10-03 09:14

    Fantastic! Didn't want to put this one down. I'm glad there are more books in this series, but I really didn't want this one to end. No wonder this one won a Christy Award. The author juggles each element of this story (romance, suspense, christianity) in equal and superb style. You should love this book if you are a fan of any of these elements, but I loved them all. Only problem, I want more of Marcus and Shari!

  • Carol
    2018-10-13 00:48

    I love this series. I like the Christian background, the feel of God used by the Author. The ties within the family are also one of the most important parts of the books. She has a gift for drawing you in, and making you feel like you are part of the story. Recommend this series for adult readers. Am using same review for all books.

  • Brooke (i blog 4 books)
    2018-10-06 06:59

    I love how Dee Henderson writes this series. She does a great job introducing the character that will be featured in the next book so that you're prepped and ready to fall in love with him or her as you read their story. It's not easy to do that, but she's a master! Another great re-read!

  • Crystal
    2018-09-25 01:09

    I love every one of the O'Malley books.

  • AlegnaB †
    2018-10-17 01:56