- 2019 INDIES Winner
- Honorable Mention, Grief/Grieving (Adult Nonfiction)
On July 23rd, 1994, a beautiful afternoon on the coast of Maine, an isolated thunder and lightning storm unexpectedly exploded while Nancy Freund Bills's husband and her younger son were sea kayaking. Later, at a local hospital, Nancy learned the unbelievable news: although they had made land and found refuge, both had been struck by lightning. Nancy's husband, Geoff, had died. Her son, Teddy, only twenty, was in critical condition. Nancy vowed to tell their story with love and with courage.