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Books for Grown Ups


In The Light

Fragments of a Shattered Soul Made Whole

Little Book of Meditations

Humor I've Heard

The Grateful Gourmet

The Journey Continues

Of This Space and Time


Books for Kids


A Gift For Zachary

What Can I Do?






All books are self-published through Ayre's Digital Doodlings.  Books are 

8 1/2 x 11, cirlox bound. To order, please email at and I will let you know where to send your cheque (for those of you who are local to Vancouver, BC area) or money order in Canadian funds (for those ordering from a distance). Please add shipping costs to your payment, as noted. 

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Each PayPal Button has the appropriate shipping already added to the price. E-Books of each book are noted below.

New Book Release

In The Light

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“In The Light”, authored by Lyn E. Ayre, was published by Ayre’s Digital Doodlings and released for sale on December 14, 2005.

About The Book

Now healed from a seemingly hopeless state of health, Lyn can fully

appreciate a life of Light, Love, and Laughter. Her wonder about

how Spirit works, in her life, fills Lyn with awe. Everyday mundane

things have taken on a new meaning – a brightness – that they have

never had before. As she says, “God is the bass note, the voices

of my husband and I sharing late into the night are the melody,

and the sounds of my family are the harmony, which fill my moments

with music.”


About the Author:

Native to the southwest coast of British Columbia, Lyn Ayre now lives her dream life in Coquitlam with her husband, Norm and their dog, Muttly. They have three children and seven grandchildren.  

This is Lyn’s fourteenth book. As well as being a prolific writer, she enjoys photography, music and graphic arts. She is the owner of Aura Wellness Centre; earned her certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner; earned her Ph. D. in Energy Healing; teaches classes and does sessions in a variety of Healing Modalities.  

How to order: 

ISBN 0-9731427-8-2

Inspirational, Self-Discovery, Spiritual

8 ½ x 11” cirlox bound, full-colour glossy covers, 98 pages

Short stories, articles, prose, and poetry

$20.00 CDN  plus $10.00 shipping and handling


Published and distributed by Ayre’s Digital Doodlings

Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

V3K 6M7   phone: 604-524-8565 email:


“Fragments of a Shattered Soul Made Whole”

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About the Book:  

A memoir that reads like a novel, “Fragments of a Shattered Soul Made Whole” spans the whole array of human emotions. Lyn Ayre’s story will resonate with many who struggle with their own challenges. This book gives us all an opportunity to see life through another’s eyes and to feel the true gratitude of another’s heart.  

This is Lyn’s tenth book. As well as being a prolific writer, she enjoys photography, music and graphic arts. She is the owner of Aura Wellness Centre; earned her certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner; earned her Ph. D. in Energy Healing; teaches classes and offers sessions in a variety of healing modalities.

Soft-cover book, 195 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, cirlox bound

ISBN 0-9731427-0-7  

$27.00 CND plus $12.00 shipping and handling


About the Author:

Native to the southwest coast of British Columbia, Lyn Ayre now lives her dream life in Coquitlam with her husband, Norm, and their dog, Muttly. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

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Little Book of Meditations


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"Little Book of Meditations" is now being sold from my website. Includes 27 Meditations written over the last 25 years, tips for meditating, and frequently asked questions. 

Soft covered book, 54 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", spiral bound. 

ISBN 0-9731427-7-4

$20.00 plus $8.00 shipping and handling


Humor I've Heard


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Is a hilarious collection of jokes, puzzles, and short stories meant to tickle your funny bone. 

Soft covered book, 53 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, cirlox bound

ISBN 0-9731427-1-5

$15.00 CND plus $8.00 shipping and handling


The Grateful Gourmet

Mom's home-cookin' made easy. A personal treasure of tried and true family recipes, all of which are delicious. 

Soft covered book, 29 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, cirlox bound

$15.00 CND plus $7.00 shipping and handling


The Journey Continues

More prose, poetry, and haiku from the land of 

Light and Understanding. 

Soft covered book, 78 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, cirlox bound

$20.00 CND plus $10.00 shipping and handling


Of This Space and Time

Pure poetry in praise of life, love, and laughter. Having come to the middle years of my life, I have a new perspective to offer. 

Soft covered book, 70 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, cirlox bound

ISBN 0-9731427-2-3 

$20.00 CND plus $10.00 shipping and handling

"Of This Space and Time" is also available on CD $15.00 CND

plus $5.00 shipping and handling   


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E-Books - most of the above books come in an electronic version. I'm working towards making them all available in this way. I use Adobe to create .pdf files, which are password protected. When you order, payment can be made using PayPal who will notify me of the transaction. Then I will email you a password to open the book. Once you receive the document, you can open the bookmark tab to reveal an electronic table of contents that will help you to get around the document. You can also print off the book, should you so desire. Buying and reading books just became so easy.

Free Adobe Acrobat Reader


Fragments of a Shattered Soul Made Whole E-Book $20.00


The Grateful Gourmet E-Book $10.00


Humor I've Heard E-Book $10.00


In The Light E-Book $15.00


The Journey Continues E-Book $15.00

Little Book of Meditations $15.00

Of This Space and Time E-Book $15.00

Excerpt from Fragments...

 To Have And To Hold  

Several months before the rift in our relationship with my son, Norm asked me to marry him. Norm, Aaron and Dorothy had planned a surprize. He donned his tuxedo and lay in wait for his unsuspecting partner to walk through the door. I was escorted up to the living room and asked to take a seat on the couch. Then Norm came in and knelt before me with single red rose between his teeth. He told me how much he loved me and what it meant to him to have me in his life. I laughed, cried, and said ‘yes’ when he popped the question.

We set the date for a few months later. One night, as we ate our meal at the Bonanza Restaurant, we planned our Wedding Day. Using several napkins, we mapped out the details; who to invite, what to say on the invitations, what to wear, who would be in the bridal party, the feast, the music, the first dance and all of the myriad details that go into planning the ‘big day’. 

We had become close friends with my sister, Valerie, and her partner, Ted. They were to be our Matron of Honor and Best Man. Our song is “Always” by Atlantic Starr. We asked our kids to sing it for us after we said our vows. We wrote words of love and devotion to say to each other to say in front of our family and friends. Fifty people were invited and we ended up seating forty-two in our living room. We placed candles and fresh flowers on every surface to create a romantic ambiance. Rather than go with a particular colour scheme, we went with several - blue, pink, yellow, green and purple. A sumptuous buffet covered the top of our pool table in the den.

We were sequestered in our room and watched through the window as our guests arrived. Alternately pensive and excited, the anticipation mounted. Finally, we heard the music swell and our escorts were at the bedroom door. We walked down the hall and turned to the left. Just as we came into the dining room, Norm’s knees gave out and we both thought he would fall over. He took a deep breath, found his feet and we gracefully made our entrance.

The ceremony proceeded smoothly until it was time to say our vows. All of a sudden, a plane flew over the house and this set Mom’s dog, Taffy, to yapping. She barked all the way through our promises to each other. But, I heard Norm and he heard me. That’s all that matters in the end. It was a beautiful sunny day. We had found a love to last. Surrounded by our family and friends, what more could anyone ask. I said a silent prayer of thanks. At 11:17 a.m. on 20May1989, we were pronounced husband and wife.

The reception was held downstairs. We had a dance floor and lots of room for everyone to have a great party. At five o’clock, we decided to make our get-away.

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We’d planned a weekend to Harrison Hot Springs as our honeymoon. After a delicious dinner at the Hot Springs Hotel, we decided to have a little nap then take a walk on the beach and enjoy the moonlight before retiring. We woke up ten hours later at 6:00 a.m. the next morning. So much for our wedding night.

“Well, that’s okay.” We told each other.

“There’s always today and the rest of our lives.”

I was craving coffee and so my new husband set out to find me a ‘cuppa’. First, he tried the front desk. They were brewing a pot but it was for the staff only. He got in the car and started searching around Harrison but to no avail. He went as far as Agassiz but still no luck. He drove back to the hotel and spotted a man carrying the black brew. The man said there was a little coffee shop up a side street so Norm jumped back in the car and tore off up the street. He bought us two cups of coffee each and hastily made his way back to our room.

I had started to get worried as he’d been gone for over half an hour. I’d had a shower and gotten ready for a day of exploring. I so appreciated his efforts in getting me a cup of coffee to start my day. I drink two cups in the morning to kick-start the old bod and I really miss it if I don’t get it.

We went into the restaurant for breakfast and then off to see the sites of the town.

After lunch, we were moved to go back to our room and pick up where we had left off the night before. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be as just when things were getting heated up, someone knocked at the door. We both made a dash for cover because it startled us. It was room service with a complimentary bottle of champagne and a ‘certificate of congratulations’. After the shock wore off, we had a great time. Our love-making was always somewhat spectacular and we practiced as often as we could, just to get it right!


We hung out with my sister, Valerie and her partner, Ted. We all had teenagers at home so when we would get together, the old ‘soapbox’ would come out and circulate around the room. It was great to be able to vent openly and get some support from people who were going through similar things to us.

Ted and Norm were like brothers, very close. They had both grown up in Great Britain and had some interesting ‘sayings’ that always got Valerie and I to raising our eyebrows and chuckling to ourselves.

One day, we decided to take ‘the boys’ to Victoria for Father’s Day. Not telling them where we were going, we left the house at six o’clock in the morning. Valerie had dug up some blinds for them to wear so they couldn’t see. We drove to Surrey and had breakfast. Then we pulled out the masks and had Norm put on the elephant one and Ted, the doggie one. I took a circuitous route to the ferry and they were trying to guess which way we were going. It was hilarious.

As we approached the terminal, Valerie got out of the car and walked up to the booth to explain the spectacle, ask for silence and purchase our passage. The looks we got as we drove past the attendant were priceless. I guess he’d seen everything now. It wasn’t until I drove over the ramp that the guys surmised we were going on the ferry.

Arriving in Sydney, we drove on to Victoria. Our goal was to have high tea at the Empress Hotel. There was time to explore so we walked around the town and ended up at Beacon park. We fooled around like teenagers and had a wondrous and free time for a while.

Then we went back to the hotel to change. I discovered to my dismay that, in the dark, I had grabbed one black high heel and one black flat. I ended up wearing my sandals. We didn’t know we needed a reservation, so our hopes for high tea were dashed. But all was not lost. We headed downstairs and had ‘low tea’ and a fantastic dessert.

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We went to Victoria again for my fortieth. We had adjoining housekeeping rooms with a little kitchen. On the day of my Birthday, the radio was playing and Valerie and I were dancing in the kitchen. We were laughing and thoroughly enjoying ourselves. The guys were loading up the car.

All of a sudden, I was on the floor and unable to breath. From far away, I could hear Valerie yelling “Lynnie, Lynnie!”  .........


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Excerpt from "In The Light"

“Hello” From Beyond The Veil

Life is sometimes very strange. In 1993, I’d heard my Mom quit smoking and I thought ‘if Mom can do it, I certainly can.’ I did, and I’ve never looked back. Unfortunately, Mom started to smoke again. In 1999, my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. Years of smoking finally caught up with her.

My mom, Vi Hutton, crossed over on March 2, 2001. As you can imagine, it was a very difficult time for us all. We rallied round each other and did what had to be done, just like most families do.  

My mom didn’t seem to be a religious sort but she made sure we always went to Sunday school and had the opportunity to make up our own minds. Having the love of God and Jesus Christ instilled in me at an early age has been a saving Grace on many occasions. This was definitely one of them. Prayer and meditation saw me through many a tearful time.  

My Mother loved people and was always there to lend a hand or simply enjoy a good laugh. She was just a regular gal. Or so I thought.  

A few days after she died, I asked my husband, Norm, to have a look at the Christmas cactus in the bedroom. I thought I saw a bud on it. We’d had it for about ten years and it had only ever bloomed around Norm’s birthday in the middle of November. I always thought to myself, ‘some Christmas cactus! It always blooms a month early!’ He confirmed what I’d seen.  

I did some research on the blossoming of this plant and found out that March is usually the resting month for Christmas cactus. I watched in amazement as a single bud slowly formed over the following few weeks. On the first day of spring, it was in full glory. This tiny flower was the size of my baby finger. It looked like a shocking pink and stark white flying angel. My mom was wearing a shocking pink head covering when she passed. She loved this colour. I fussed over that little bloom and took many photos of it, sending them off to family and friends.  

One day, as I prayed over the flower, I began to laugh. This truly was a sign from mom and showed her weird and wacky sense of humor. In life ....... 

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Kid's Books

A Gift For Zachary

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Excerpt: A few weeks later, as Zachary was walking home from school, he heard a funny sound coming from a bush. He stopped to see what it was. There was Tyler who had been chased by the same kids who had made fun of him. He remembered how good it felt to tell his Dad what had happened. He told Tyler how badly he had felt when he had been chased and teased. He showed him the boat that Martin had made for him. He saw how happy Tyler was becoming just by talking about how badly he felt. Zachary felt a strange surge in his chest. Suddenly, he handed over the boat to Tyler. He had never felt so happy.

ISBN 0-9731427-3-1
$15.00 CND plus $5.00 shipping and handling

What Can I Do?

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Eight verses with corresponding illustrations. Brightly coloured pages.

Excerpt: 5th verse- What are the things that Daddy does that makes my life just great? He goes to work and dries the dishes and builds castles with a cup and a plate.

ISBN 0-9731427-4-X
$15.00 CND plus $5.00 shipping and handling


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Six verses, each with their own highly colourful illustration.

Excerpt: 2nd verse- So if you feel bad 'cause your Mommy's away, go ahead and cry 'til you feel okay.

ISBN 0-9731427-5-8
$15.00 CND plus $5.00 shipping and handling

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copyright (C) to Lyn E. Ayre 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Please respect this. Thank you.