The Princess Wore Plaid: A Novella

The Princess Wore Plaid: A Novella

by Karen Hawkins

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Sizzling Scottish romance abounds in this e-novella in the Princes of Oxenburg series, a Cinderella spinoff to New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s delightful Duchess Diaries series.

A princess once bejeweled but now tattered…
Royal princess Tatiana Romanovin is the beautiful, wealthy, and spoiled favorite of the King of Oxenburg. On her way to her cousin’s wedding in the Scottish highlands, Tatiana’s carriage is involved in an accident and, wounded, she is separated from her servants and possessions. Tatiana soon finds herself alone in an inn with no servants, no funds, and no proof of her identity. Destitute, she accepts the offer from a sympathetic (but unbelieving) innkeeper to work for her room and board while she waits for an answer to the missive she’s sent to her cousin Prince Nikolai. With no other recourse, Tatiana scrubs floors and washes dirty linens, waiting for her prince to come…

A proud lord once lost and now found…
After a brutal, bloody battle with the French Navy left Lord Buchan limping and surly, and abandoned by his betrothed because of his injuries, his lordship hides away at his manor house in the countryside. He leaves only once a week to eat at the local inn, drawn by the expert cooking of the innkeeper’s wife. One day, Buchan arrives to find that the innkeeper has a new servant, a beautiful scullery maid with a queenly air and flashing green eyes that leave him breathless and increasingly aware of his lonely existence…

Love may find them yet…
The challenge of winning his way into Tatiana’s heavily protected heart stirs Buchan back to life…but can he and his scars—and broken heart—win a proud princess whose only goal is to leave Scotland and return to the court where she’s the crowning jewel?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501100376
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication date: 03/21/2016
Series: The Oxenburg Princes
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 12,206
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Karen Hawkins writes novels that have been praised as touching, witty, charming, and heartwarming. A native Southerner who grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee where storytelling is a way of life, Karen recently moved to frosty New England with her beloved husband and multiple foster dogs. The Dove Pond series is a nod to the thousands of books that opened doors for her to more adventures, places, and discoveries than she ever imagined possible. To find out more about Karen, check in with her at, @KarenHawkinsAuthor on Instagram, and at her website,

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The Princess Wore Plaid: A Novella 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story! Although just a novella this story had all the excitement the first two books in the series had. Will Tatianna find her way home? Or will she find her HEA with a scarred DUke? Really worth the wait!
UberreaderKS More than 1 year ago
Uberreader's review of The Princess Wore Plaid: A Novella April 30, 2016 By Heather Danielle I thought some of the characters were somewhat cliché, although I did enjoy the book. The secondary characters of the inn keeper and his wife as bumbling do gooder's is so over done, but I must say that Miss Hawkins did try to make them loving and endearing. I did like and emphasize with the main characters. Although this book is not up to Miss Hawkins usual caliber it is definitely not a failure it could possibly used a little more work, but that is sometimes the case with this genre. It did not hold the reader's interest as some of her previous books, and I say this as a reader who has this author on her list of if not favorites , just the next step down from favorites. I did receive an ARC of this book and read that copy, but I still bought my own copy when this book was released, so as I have said before not great, but definitely not a failure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I keep getting error every time I try to open and read this. Save your $2 and don't bother wasting it for a novella that you can not read.
dbrown34001 More than 1 year ago
This novella by Hawkins is a gem. Any reader of saucy, yet poignant, historical romance will enjoy this charming Cinderella tale in her Princes of Oxenburg series. Can Lord Buchan overcome his pride and Tatiana Romanovin surrender her heart to this tormented man on their way to a happily-ever-after? Coddled by Mr. and Mrs. Drummond in a special dining room at the Red Lion, severely injured Lord Buchan treats himself weekly to her delicious cooking. His leg is heavily scarred from a battle during his service in the French Navy. His fiancé abandoned him, not wanting to deal with his situation. One particular week, he notices a new serving girl whose bearing is unlike that of a common maid. He queries the Drummonds who say she claims to be a princess. On further acquaintance, he begins to believe her and realizes he will never find a place in her world if she is found. He comes out of hiding and becomes attracted to the young miss. Buchan is startled when Tatiana returns his regard. Not wanting his heart broken again, he tries to distance himself from her. He feels she will want to leave Scotland and return to her true place as a princess in the court at Oxenburg.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Due to an accident with her carriage, Princess Tataina Romanovin is penniless and stuck in a Scottish inn working as a maid where nobody believes she’s a princess. Lord Buchan still suffers from a horrible accident from the year before. When he sees the new maid at the inn he eats his Friday dinners at, there’s something about her that won’t let him get her out of his mind. I’ve read a number of books from this author, but I think this one is my favorite by far. I loved the way Tataina and Buchan were able to connect with each other and the way her presence was able to heal Buchan. She also learned a lesson in how to be humble, which doesn’t usually happen in any book, regardless of the genre. I loved it and I highly recommend. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
You have a princess in a foreign land working as a maid and a lord injured in a bloody battle, who lost his fiancée because of his injuries. He has locked his heart away because he is sure that no woman would want a cripple. No one believes that she is really a princess and Tatiana is just waiting for her cousin to find her. Now she isn't sure that she wants to be found. She is falling in love with Buchan and she just can't bear to leave him but has a duty to her family. Will they be able to stay together?
sportochick More than 1 year ago
Karen Hawkins is one of my all time favorite authors. I have been reading her books for years and have every single paperback book of hers till I received my first Nook. Her Historical Romances have always been exceptional and in this story she continues her mastery of historical writing skills with Buchanan and Tatiana's story. Buchanan is portrayed as a bitter physically damaged man. The author works his leg injury and his recovery into the story line creating a believable character where you can feel his pain and why he chooses to be alone rather that seeking out company. The timing of his awareness of wanting Tatiana and wanting to not be alone is not too rushed. I love that he is honorable and willing to do the right things for Tatiana. Since I have not read the previous books I can't judge Royal princess Tatiana's character based on past knowledge. From this book though several things stood out that I would love to have known more detail about. For instance, what happened to all the servants she was traveling with? If her family was truly Royal why did they send her out unattended by guards. That being said, I love how she was smart and forward thinking. I enjoyed how her character became humble understanding the value of her servants and how hard they worked. As her character was tried by circumstances she learned to take joy in learning how to live and take care of herself. The ending was handled in a surprising manner. I loved the ending but was intrigued with how her cousin Prince Nik handled everything. I wish I could of been there while that conversation was going on and that it was expanded upon for the reader. Since I have read her other series this ending does make sense based on her other series character developments. I give this 4 stars and though it can be read as a standalone I am a firm believer that it's best to start at the being of any series. An ARC copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.
BabbetteC More than 1 year ago
Karen Hawkins’ The Princess Wore Plaid 2.5 in the great Oxenburg series is a great spring day read. It has a great beauty meets beast spin to it. Tatiana is one of the Romanovin family from the series but in a carriage accident she forgets she is a princess and has to work as a barmaid. Lord Buchan was injured in a battle with the French, he is now like a surly wounded animal. Tatiana is not afraid nor does she treat him like a invalid. Soon they start spending more time together and learn to love. This is a wonderful quick read and I can’t wait for the next in this series.
brandihowell1 More than 1 year ago
Another great story from Karen Hawkins. I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. We meet the Oxenburg princes cousin, Princess Tatiana Romanovin. Tatiana has had a privileged upbringing. When her carriage overturns, she is thrown and finds herself at an inn in the wilds of Scotland. In comes Lord Buchan, a man scarred both in body and spirit. They are drawn to each other from the first glance. Karen spins a wonderful web of privilege that has turned around. Showing a princess turned maid and how it affected her. I loved it and can't wait to read Nic's book.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Great Historical Read! Princess Tatiana is on her way to her cousin’s wedding when she is involved in a carriage accident and injured, getting separated from her servants. Her only option is to work for an innkeeper until she can get word to her cousin. Lord Buchan was injured and scarred fighting against the French Navy. His betrothed leaving him he hides away in his country manner, until he sees the scullery maid at the inn he enjoys eating at, can he when her heart? This is a fast paced read but funny and sweet with wonderful characters and a wonderful story. Loved it!
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 2.5 in the Orenburg Princes series. When royal princess, Tatiana Romanovin's carriage is held up by ruffians, she becomes disorientated and is separated from her group. When she finally finds help, she has no way of identifying herself and must find a way to support herself until she con contact her cousin. A sympathetic innkeeper and his wife take her in and she works off her room and board. Lord Buchan was left a broken man after the war and he only ventures out once a week to have a meal at the local inn. When he meets Tatiana he is instantly intrigued and knows there is something more to her than meets the eye. He soon finds that he can't stop thinking about the comely maid. What happens when Buchan learns that the woman he is smitten with, truly is a princess? I enjoyed this story, but not as much as the rest of the series. My guess is because of it's length. It just didn't draw me into it like, Hawkin's stories normally do. Usually when I read her stories, I don't want to put the book down until I'm done. This one just didn't hold my attention like the others. If you are looking for a quick, enjoyable read, then this is the book for you. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, Mad for the Plaid, which stars Nik!! Thanks go out to Pocket Books via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
lady_longhorn More than 1 year ago
The perfect tone and pace for a novella/short story. Loved the heroine from the first page to the last. Flawed, injured hero and the princess who saves him from himself. What's not to love? Didn't get up from my chair until I finished reading it. *** disclaimer: I received an advance reading copy of this novella from the publisher in exchange for my honest review ***
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
If you’re in the mood for a delightful novella that will brighten you day, THE PRINCESS WORE PLAID is the perfect read. Lord Buchan was injured during the war in India; he walks with a severe limp, and he keeps to himself, except for the one meal a week he takes at the Red Lion Inn. He had noticed a fetching young server, and he is curious as she doesn’t seem quite to belong. And how right he is! Princess Tatiana Romanovin of Oxenburg knocked her head when her carriage was attacked and lost her memory for a little while. She was on her way to a cousin’s wedding in Scotland, and until she can get a message to her family, she is stuck at the inn. The innkeepers think she’s a lovely wee lass, but that she’s not all that well in the head, but Buchan is not so sure Tatiana is telling a tall tale, because this fetching server has an attitude and regal manners. THE PRINCESS WORE PLAID is shorter but even more delightful than I expected; every instalment in this series is absolutely enchanting. As usual, the author’s writing is superb, and she conveys so skilfully the loneliness and the emptiness of an aching heart. I love that Ms. Hawkins gets her Russian, pardon her Oxenburgian, right, and that at times, Tatiana searches for the correct word in English. THE PRINCESS WORE PLAID is a wonderful sensory experience, which is extremely difficult to pull off in a book. The author’s details pertaining to food are so precise and accurate that I could almost smell the victuals; it nearly made my mouth water. The romance followed its own sweet course between the irresistible Tatiana and the intriguing Buchan; together they make a charming couple. All this exquisiteness is typical of this series and of the author, and I’m happy to say that Karen Hawkins definitely does not disappoint. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago