**advance reader copy received via NetGalley**
The Princess Wore Plaid, the third tale in Karen Hawkins’ Oxenburg Princes series is just as delightful as The Prince and I (reviewed here). This story focuses on another Oxenburg royal, this time Princess Tatiana Romanovin. Fans of the series will fall in love with this princess-come-barmaid who is stranded when her carriage crashes and she shows up with no memories. Beautiful and privileged, Tatiana struggles to work for a rural innkeeper and wife while hoping her family comes to the rescue. Recovering slowly from a crippling injury, Lord Buchan’s routine at the inn is interrupted by the beautiful foreign girl that is definitely not a maid. Despite his attempts to resist, he finds himself investing time in Tatiana’s happiness and working to see her again. Lord Buchan is certain that a crippled Scottish half-man and country lord will never be good enough for royalty, but what will happen when the Romanovin family shows up to collect the lost princess?
This was an awesome read, and I enjoy the characters just as much as the story itself. Hawkins creates a lovely family with dynamic members in a wonderful Scottish setting. At 125 pages, this is definitely a shorter read, but still fun and full of emotion and romance. The Princess Wore Plaid works great as part of the Oxenburg series or as a standalone.