top of page

Mrs. Claus is all about spreading Christmas cheer—especially to the many lonely-hearts seeking friendship, love, healing, second chances, and that special someone of their own.

To help each lovely heroine and dashing hero find their perfect match, Mrs. Claus sends them a magical holiday ornament. From a carousel horse that matches the exact horse a hero will be found riding to an iced angel just like the cookies a dreamy chef bakes, each ornament has a real-world counterpart that, if followed, will lead to true love. These books are designed to be a fun quick read with a touch of magic and romance.

From historical to contemporary, from heartfelt to humorous, from magical to inspirational; each of these sweet romance stories ends in a festive happily ever after that will leave you wanting more—so be sure to check out all the titles by multiple authors in our Ornamental Match Maker Series, by visiting

Love Wears Plaid for Christmas (Book 2 in Ornamental Match Maker Series)

The ultimate Match Maker – Mrs. Claus – is looking for her next project. Would a young widowed mother and a lone rancher dad fit the bill?
When Tamara receives the plaid reindeer ornament gift that swirls with Christmas magic, and hints that she will find her new love wearing plaid, the hunt begins. Trouble is – Joel does not wear plaid - ever.

Both daughters, Chris and Annie, join forces to investigate the clues, but discover obstacles’ suggesting their parents are not the pairing the Match Maker has in mind. Desperate measures send the children off into the cold evening to bring the evidence home. Will the Spencer and Parker family unite as one? Only if they believe in Christmas miracles.

From an elf, to a reindeer, and eventually to the whole Claus family, the couple must face ghosts from the past if they are to move forward into an unexpected future. This historical western romance novella, takes place in Montana between a substitute school teacher and a small time rancher.
Download today. Love is the reason for the season.

Love Wears Plaid for Christmas.jpg

Cupid Valentine (Book 11 in Ornamental Match Maker Series)

Two mini matchmakers, inspired by a Christmas Plaid romance, are beginning to meddle in the things of the heart. When Chris and Annie receive an invitation to help the Ornamental Match Maker, a second couple become recipients of the love-magic. Will the girls manage another happily-ever-after or will the two lonely hearts miss their destiny?

At twenty-six, Kara Frankford feels like romance has passed her by. While she is the owner of a thriving seamstress shop in Livingston, Montana, Kara is bound with family responsibilities, allowing her little time to pursue meaningful relationships. A prosperous businessman, Stephen Thacker, has no one on whom to lavish his success. Alone and without family, life lacks the fulfillment he’d imagined the West would provide. Will Cupid’s arrow hit the target or will a bumpy first day with the girl of his dreams ruin their happily-ever-afters?

Join Chris and Annie as they dive headfirst into another great adventure – and hopefully pull off the next perfect match. But the girls may need a little help. When romance takes a rocky turn in the road, will it be magic or a miracle that carries love forward? Find out in this endearing story of rescue, freedom, faith, and hope.

Cupid Christmas jpg

Christmas Cruise in July  (Book 14 in Ornamental Match Maker Series)

All aboard for a Christmas cruise In July.

The North Pole is casting a magic net across the sea to catch two lonely hearts and make this cruise a life-altering adventure.

Will Merissa heal from a broken heart before the ship lands back at Fort Lauderdale and can Chad make the hard decisions that are destined to change the path he has chosen? Only the mysterious giver of the ornamental gift knows for sure.

Come sail aboard the Imperial Voyager and taste the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' in a whole new setting. And while you’re there, be sure to root for the couple struggling to find their dreams.

This faith-based novella will have you riding strong currents of emotional waves – from the depths of grief to a happy-ever-after. At least that’s what Chad and Merissa are hoping for.


Key to Christmas (Book 17 in Ornamental Match Maker Series)

The ornamental key is the most important gift the aging Mrs. Claus will ever send. It is time to pick her successor. As she gazes on her final recipient, the foundations of Santa Ville shake and the keys to the kingdom fall into the abyss. Devastated and confused, she collapses in her Polar Penthouse suite, as the crumbling North Pole village is covered with a mystical blanket of snow.

Pamela Legend is an ambitious young woman, successful doctor of medicine and lover of all things Christmas. When an injured man, the mysterious John Doe, is wheeled into the emergency room, she is swept up in helping him rediscover his identity. He is a complicated soul, and when he opens walls between reality and fantasy, only a miracle will allow them to see eye to eye on the most important ingredient in life – to love and to be loved? Together they are cast into a world they are ill-equipped to understand, and when self-preservation takes its toll, the gift will show them the way. But, will their hunt for true destiny come in time to turn love’s key and save Christmas.

Follow Pamela and John as they discover the lost miracle of redeeming love and attempt to balance a fallen world that has lost the true meaning of the season. This entertaining, modern myth combines truth and legend to bring about a happily-ever-after love story.


Christmas Owls in July (Book 19 in Ornamental Match Maker Series)

When Trevor receives the Christmas owl ornament, he laughs the gift off as a sick joke from the North Pole. But his mother is hopeful and slips it into his suitcase as he packs to leave on another tour. Midway through the month-long vacation, he senses his tour bus passengers are running out of steam. A quiet beach within a few hours drive and a relaxing stay at Heritage Inn beckons to him as a pleasant solution.

Angie Parkinson owns Heritage Inn and accepts the newcomers as a last minute replacement for a canceled group. Pleased that Christmas in July would launch as it had every year since her childhood, Angie prepares for them to arrive. Little does she suspect that the North Pole has set into motion a chain of events that will open old wounds and bring together the past, present, and future.

When the barn owls at the resort are thrown into the mix, the two lonely hearts best guard their hearts, or prepare to be swept into a romance long overdue.


A Crown for Christmas (Book 20 in Ornamental Match Maker Series)

Ms. Claus is on the lookout for love’s heir, and zeroes in on the perfect match for the upcoming King of Edstrom Isle. Megan Fairchild, a successful psychiatrist, is tired of celebrating her deceased mother’s version of Christmas, and sets out to find her own path.

The vacation destination is decided when the ornament arrives from the North Pole – a Royal Tiara. Megan embarks on the trip of a lifetime, never suspecting Prince Charming awaits her on the other side of the world. But royal blood and that of commoners have never mixed within the Monarchy, and as the complications mount, Megan must decide between preserving tradition or seizing her happy-ever-after.

When the walls of defense crumble in Megan’s heart, she bolts for home. Will her Prince choose the practical marriage over love with the American girl of his dreams? Christmas magic seems to have an expiry date, and the Ball is approaching fast. Join the romantic chase as love crosses the boundaries in this Ornamental Match Maker story of rescuing two lonely hearts?

jpg Cover - ACrown for Christmas[69].jpg

A Family for Christmas (Book 23 in Ornamental Match Maker Series)

Mrs. Claus is keeping it in the family. We are back at Heritage Inn for the wedding, where Sandra, Trevor's mother receives the ornament from the North Pole. Dealing with the emotions of her son's marriage, and finding purpose to her life once he is no longer her primary concern, consume Sandra. So, when the lonely heart that the matchmaker has sent arrives on her doorstep, romance is the last thing she expects.

Robert is the wedding planner, a widower of five years and has never met anyone he wants to pursue - until Sandra. But his family will not let memories of their mother rest and Sandra refuses to come between them. Will love be enough to survive their late-blooming romance?

Relationships that lead to second marriages, especially in mid-life, have a unique set of problems, and many flounder, no matter how much they care for their new partner. Sandra and Robert are among this number of second chance lonely hearts.


Christmas Hearts in July (Book 25 in Ornamental Match Maker Series)

Join us at Heritage Inn, for another intervention from the North Pole in this who's who story of love, separation and healing. Jolene needs a vacation, and arrives only to find her father honeymooning with a woman she's never met. Craig and his distraught girlfriend are taking a well-earned time away. When the fashion queen, Sheki arrives, no one can stop the hands of time from colliding.

Mrs. Claus has her hands full, merging the past, present and future, in this box of surprises, and it's definitely not all neatly wrapped with red ribbons and a Christmas in July bow.

Christmas Hearts in July.jpg

A Polar Bear Christmas (Book 29 in the Ornamental Match Maker Series


'What do you get when you have a couple who share the same green-dream to save the planet but want to live in two different locations? A recipe for disaster.

Chet and Lisa, separated by miles, and both agonizing over their son Jamie who is not happy about the situation at all, are the lonely hearts targeted by Mrs. Claus. Add a new gal on the prowl who is determined to win her man, and Jamie who will do just about anything to get his parents under the same roof again, and you have a storyline that will grip your heart and have you rooting for a happy-ever-after.

Christmas is a time for miracles, and Mrs. Claus has her work cut out for her to bend stubborn hearts and unite an estranged family. A Polar Bear Christmas , takes place in the Alaskan Arctic where Lisa is working with wildlife on the verge of extinction. Will a confrontation with poachers, a missing child, and a new woman on the scene, destroy what's left of their love or bring them back together?

Download A Polar Bear Christmas today and join the family as they attempt to celebrate one last Christmas together.

A Fishy Christmas in July (Book 32 in the ornamental Match Maker series)

Kayden accompanies her father Jake to Heritage Inn for the annual Christmas Fishing Derby in July. She hopes he will win first place and the coveted trophy before he loses his battle with cancer.

Terence is exhausted from his busy work schedule and agrees to a father-son vacation, while Zeke is determined to win the first-place prize by hook or by crook.

The competitors are determined to thwart Mrs. Claus’ efforts as she attempts to bring two young hearts together who have gotten lost in the hustle and bustle of life? When something fishy unfolds at the sporting event, the couple is torn as to where their loyalties stand, second guessing the ill-timing of their budding romance.

The spirit of Christmas love is a time for miracles, and Mrs. Claus has her work cut out for her in A Fishy Christmas in July. While balancing the wonder of love, it searches hearts, designed to satisfy both eternal and temporal and bring about ultimate peace. Will the two families choose to overcome the odds and let love reign or be destroyed by rivalry and history that binds.

Join Kayden and Terence in a great love story as they set off on a journey or heartbreak in the midst of unexpected romance.

Note: This book contains sensitive content. It is the writer’s goal to show the caregiving, the making of memories, and the grief process; not to play down the trauma of cancer’s victim. Of course, the main theme is romance and involves a happily-ever-after, which encompasses both earth and heaven.
The Christmas Dress: (Book 34:The Ornamental Match Maker series)

Join us at Heritage Inn, the location for a fifth standalone title from Marlene Bierworth, celebrating a holiday mystery, Christmas wrapped inside a great love story. At the resort, intervention from Mrs. Claus and Christmas miracles from On High, work together for the greater good to bring two lonely hearts together.

The Christmas Dress combines Patience’s quest to find her birth mother, workaholics on vacation, an author’s writing block, and who other than a police detective to keep the mystery rolling to the big reveal. And the dress? Well, you’ll have to come to the Christmas Eve party to see where that detail fits in with its counterpart.

Mrs. Claus has her hands full, merging the past, present, and future in this box of surprises, and it’s definitely not all neatly wrapped with red ribbons and a Christmas bow.

The Christmas Dress
Christmas at the Castle (Book 37 Ornamental Match Maker series)

An evil king with a scrooge mentality and a modern prince are interested in Briella Cassidy; both for different reasons.

Castle O’Shea and its unpopular monarchy are about to be investigated. Briella Cassidy arrives in Ireland, reopening old wounds with sufficient evidence to drive desperate leaders to do the unthinkable in this contemporary, suspense-filled, holiday romance adventure.

This standalone title ‘Christmas at the Castle’ celebrates victory over evil and love over hate. Briella’s goal is to bring peace and joy back to the kingdom, never expecting to fall in love with a prince. This is not your typical prince-and-me fairy tale, but the unexpected twist will have readers rooting for the young couple and the rebuilding of an oppressed kingdom.

Interventions from Mrs. Claus and Christmas miracles from on High, work together for the greater good to restore a broken past, inspire a nation, and usher two lonely hearts into their happy-ever-after. Christmas at the Castle will have readers on the edge of their seats to see the Christmas ornament confirm a legacy.

Download this clean holiday romance today, or read on KU.
Christmas at the Castle
Christmas at Seaside Inn (Book 38, Ornamental Match Maker series 

Sheryl refuses to spend the Christmas holidays peering around every corner, hoping to avoid running into her ex and his new tart in small-town Pineville. Her boss, Clarinda Finley obliges by sending her on a job to Seaside Inn. A beach front property owner is having trouble drawing in customers, while other rentals close by are thriving. Her first glance at the establishment told Sheryl all she needed to know.

Circumstances have driven Chris to isolate himself from people and God, but Ichabod Chantry’s persistence to buy the rundown Inn triggers his competitive genes. He hires World Destinations to undo his neglect and swing some of the bookings from the more accommodating modern establishments to Seaside Inn.

Where is the line drawn between historical appeal and modernization? Keeping Chris Madden satisfied will take all the patience Sheryl can offer.

Mrs. Claus has her hands full with these two lonely hearts; Can a Christmas ornament bring together an extravert on love’s rebound, and an introvert who runs from relationships together? Join the couple as they journey through a gripping unresolved past, with sprinkles of magical dreams leading the way to a lost treasure and revealing a surprise no one expects.

Download this holiday, suspense romance today, or read on KU.
May the Spirit of Christmas reign in your life all year round, and may readers the world over, continue to enjoy tales of romance everyday!
Christmas at Seaside Inn
Christmas at the Cabin
(Book 39 in the Ornamental Matchmaker series)

Ariana is on the rebound and Grayson is hiding at the cabin. World Destinations is hired to restore his rustic resort in Alaska. Will love be enough to save Christmas, and hit the right targets in the frozen north?

Mrs. Claus has her hands full with these two lonely hearts. Add a Christmas ornament from an unknown giver, which points to its counterpart, and you have a miracle in the making. The unexpected intervention is designed to heal Ariana’s heart and break Grayson’s isolation. Will it be enough?

Join the couple as they journey from personal devastation to a release of love no one is expecting to find. Download this sweet holiday romance today, or read on KU.
Christmas at the Cabin
bottom of page