SPIRIT BABY by Nina Neilson Little – Spotlight & Giveaway


“There’s an ancient Chinese belief that women possess two hearts. It’s said that women hold dreams of infants, lost children, and babies never-meant-to-be in their upper hearts, while babies destined to be born travel to their mother’s lower heart. My upper heart was full of lost babies and broken dreams. But the promise of a Chinese baby girl was beginning to fill my upper heart with hope.” SPIRIT BABY

Nina Little takes up through the ups and downs of trying to have a child in SPIRIT BABY. When Nina and Chris step off the plane onto Chinese soil, they are a couple in crisis. Fleeing the heartbreak of failed fertility treatments and the silence of their childless home, they arrive in Beijing just in time for the annual spring sand storms. As they travel from the historic cities of northern China to the stunning countryside of southern China, Nina finds new wonders in the world.

Part humorous travelogue, part heartfelt memoir, Spirit Baby weaves together themes of longing, loss, and learning to live again, while celebrating the healing benefits of travel. Most of all, it tells of the power of a couple’s dream for a child and celebrates the many paths to motherhood.

Life can take a toll…but that doesn’t mean the journey’s not worth taking…

Have some tissues nearby…



I live in the foothills of Colorado with my husband, twins (one girl and one boy), two large mutts, numerous koi fish, and a rather pompous bearded dragon. Thanks to my upbringing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I love anything Latin: food, music and especially dancing. I enjoy skiing, running and am addicted to Zumba. I dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and meeting some wild elephants, taking my daughter to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and my son to Legoland, and returning to China with my family by my side.


We have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us your thoughts on Motherhood. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck!

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29 thoughts on “SPIRIT BABY by Nina Neilson Little – Spotlight & Giveaway

  1. Motherhood is a tough job and I’m glad my two, grew up in better times than it is today. Lots of challenges but worth it. My daughter is 32 & my son is 22. I also have two grandkids, Emma & Gage.

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  2. Mamahood has been one of the most joyous and rewarding things in my life. I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a mama and I was blessed with an amazing hubby that worked really hard so I could be a stay at home mom. Now I’m a stay at home Nana to my 2 Beautiful grandbabies.

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  3. I loved being a mother!!! My kids are still my life, with two grandkids thrown into the mix. But motherhood can also be painful. Everytime my kids are hurting, I hurt to. I would do it all over again!

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  4. Motherhood is an awesome gift that requires hard work and dedication. Being a mother doesn’t require to be blood related it just requires a woman who is willing to love and care for a child in a motherly way. It is hard work and a full time job.

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  5. Motherhood is one of the toughest jobs in the world, but it’s also one of the most joyful, rewarding experiences a mom can ever have. My son is 44 years old and as I look at the remarkable human being he has become, I am filled with pride and always think job well done Mom!

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  6. I just became a mother so I am experiencing the unconditional love for our child: motherhood isn’t easy and requires lots of patience, love and wisdom.

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  7. Somewhere I read this, “Every day a mother gets to spend with her child is a blessing”, and kept it because it’s so true. A blessing to have a son that is always there for me through thick and thin, good times and bad, laughing times and sad. I’m so proud of my son and proud to be his mom!

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  8. A fellow Colorado Mama! So many things about this book are intriguing. Looking forward to reading it!

    Motherhood is a blessing, but can also be so overwhelming! It’s like they say, to have a child is to have your heart living outside of your body.

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  9. I think being a mother is the Greatest Blessing that I have received from God. I have a grown daughter and son and I have been Blessed with 3 grandchildren. God placed a daughter and a son in my arms and I am so very grateful and Thankful that I was able to have children. Being a mother is a very big responsibility and it is the Very Best job a woman can ever have. Thanks to my husband being a hard worker I was a lucky mama and was able to stay home while our 2 children were growing up. I love being a mother and being a granny . Your book sounds like a very good read and I love the cover, it is Beautiful.

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  10. Proud mama of two and blessed beyond measure. It has not always been easy. Each stage comes with its on challenges. But, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. 💕

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  11. Motherhood best thing ever. The only thing that I would never regret. The most pure, powerful and wonderful love.


  12. Motherhood is wonderful. I raised my son alone. He is 30 years old now. We are still very close and talk to each other almost everyday.


  13. Motherhood is life’s greatest joy, biggest heartbreak, and every emotion in between. Having tried for 3 years to get my baby (he’s amost 20 now!) makes me appreciate every single moment.


  14. I find motherhood to be a somewhat fluid concept. That’s probably because I’ve experienced many different types of it. I’ve been a birthmother (placed a baby for adoption). I was a stay-home mother, then a divorced mother with my kids living with my ex. I’ve been a stepmother briefly (I still miss them!). I’m a single mother now. And I’ve been called a “mother figure” by girls I worked with in youth group at church.


  15. Being a mother is very rewarding and I have always felt sorry for those women who never got a chance to be a mother (for those who wanted children). Being a grandmother is even better because you can have a lot of fun without being so strict.


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