Tales2Inspire ~ The Emerald Collection

Beyond Coincidence

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
124 Pages
Reviewed on 03/09/2014
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Author Biography

After completing my first two books on aesthetics (Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery & Tick Tock, Stop the Clock ~ Getting Pretty on Your Lunch Hour), I began writing what I call my "Inner Beauty" stories - inspiring stories to touch the heart and soul. Tales2Inspire ~ The Emerald Collection (Beyond Coincidence stories) is the first in a four book series. Tales2Inspire ~ The Topaz Collection (Stories of Awakenings & Aha Moments) is also published and the Sapphire and Ruby Collections are in the works.

My innate curiosity about potentially fascinating human beings was the spark that propelled me to initiate my Tales2Inspire "Authors Helping Authors" project/contest. I wanted to give writers from across the globe that opportunity to share their most inspiring stories. One of my goals is to help these talented authors build solid platforms. I also wanted to create an alternate path for those of us seeking ways to strengthen our opportunities for discovery and name recognition.

You can learn all the details at www.tales2inspire.com and even read many of the stories on my blog at www.tales2inspire/inspiring stories.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Dinorah Blackman for Readers' Favorite

Tales2Inspire is an impressive collection of short stories that will blow your mind and warm your heart. A total stranger speaks encouraging words to a distraught young mother who is dealing with a negative prognosis. When she returns to thank him, he’s nowhere to be found and nobody has ever seen or heard of him. A young pastor finds a beautiful embroidered table cloth at a charity sale and unexpectedly triggers a reunion between lovers who had lost touch for thirty-five years. A dying, frozen baby is miraculously restored through an unknown procedure and given a second chance at life. Two immigrants separated by war enter a clinic by “chance” for the first time and meet again. And just like these, Tales2Inspire offers many true stories to prove that miracles still happen even today.

Lois W. Stern takes readers beyond coincidence in this Emerald Collection of Tales2Inspire. She allows each author to pour his or her heart into the story, granting the reader the chance to be swept up in each detail, as if one were really present to witness the account. Prepare for tears and laughter as you read how men and women quite similar to you and me have looked adversity in the eye and powered through. Or how love always makes a way for those who choose to believe in it. In a world where bad news travels fast and social networking is mostly about sharing reasons to lose hope in mankind, this collection of stories is a much-needed breath of fresh air.

Dr. Bernie Siegel


Noted physician, healer, author and humanist, Dr. Bernie Siegel, (A Book of Miracles, the Art of Healing, 365 Prescriptions for the Soul) took note of the Tales2Inspire ™ series, with the words:
"These are books with a heart - filled with stories which reveal what happens when we choose to live in a way that is life enhancing for all God's creatures. Our potential is miraculous when we choose to inspire the vapor of love. The people in these stories have always been my teachers. Read and learn the lessons of life.”