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Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living

Nancy Sharp, Award-winning Author of Both Sides Now, Speaker, Bold Living

The past is simply part of our story; just not the whole story…On the very day that Nancy Sharp delivered premature twins, she learned that her husband’s brain cancer returned after eighteen months in remission.  Less than three years later, at the age of 37, she became a widow. But while many in that situation would crumble, Nancy had an innate ability to hold life and death in the same moment. She learned to “see beyond the frame’s edge.” Nancy shares her unforgettable journeyone that offers enlightened understanding for living life to the fullest. Her story is a gift to those looking to lift themselves from the embers of loss and adversity through bold living.

Seeking the solace of the Rocky Mountains and a fresh start, Nancy packs up her five year-old twins and leaves Manhattan for Denver, never imagining that she would find love in the pages of a magazine.  But after reading an article on eligible bachelors, Nancy sends an email to Steve Saunders, a popular Denver television anchor turned political candidate as well as a widower who’d lost his wife to cancer, and was raising two sons a decade older than Nancy’s twins. Today they have been married for seven years. 

Both Sides Now has received eight awards:

Finalist, 2014 Books For a Better Life Award

Finalist, 2014 USA Best Book Award

Finalist, 2015 Colorado Humanities 

Winner, 2014 National Indie Excellence Award

Winner, 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award

Winner, 2014 American Book Fest International Book Award

Winner, 2014 Living Now Book Award 

Winner, 2014 CIPA EVVY Award                                                                                             

“An unflinching memoir of love and loss and hope. Nancy Sharp’s honesty and hard-earned wisdom make this book essential reading for anyone facing adversitywhich is all of us.” Ann Hood, author of ComfortThe Red Thread and The Obituary Writer 

"Once I began reading this beautiful book, I could not put it down. I love that it is written in such short, easy-to-digest chapters, since it is so difficult for most bereaved to focus attention and concentrate, especially early on. At the same time, the author manages to convey, with clarity and honesty, all the personal details of her journey through grief and what she learned along the way. Nancy Sharp writes with an authentic voice that conveys courage and determination in the face of devastating loss, as well as faith in and hope for the future. This is a book I would recommend highly to clients and colleagues alike ~ most especially to young widows (and widowers) who find themselves raising young children alone." Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, DCC  

For more information, please visit or email nancy at [email protected]

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