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Rhymes with Love ~ A New Series

Maybe you’ve heard, but my new book, Along Came a Duke, is part of new series, Rhymes with Love. I thought I’d share with you a bit of insider info and get you ready to jump into the world of Kempton, England.

I started this new series for a variety of reasons–I had felt that the Bachelor Chronicles had run its course. While at first, I thought about doing another spin-off series with Lord Andrew and his band of misfits from Lord Langley is Back in Town, but then I got hit with another idea: a village in England that is cursed.

Before you get to alarmed that this series is going to be paranormal, it is not. The curse was only the starting point.

The first peek at the steamy stepback!

Like any idea, the spark or the curse, in this case, began brewing around in my imagination, and suddenly I saw the entire village. High Street–with its tidy row of shops, the lane running up the backside of the village from the vicarage and St. Edwards, a wonderful stone church dating back to Norman times, with its tall tower that had weathered centuries. And spinsters and young ladies with nothing to do. Not a single gentleman will marry them. And most haven’t the means to go to London.

Then I realized what the true heart of this series must be–it wasn’t the curse, but the friendships, the deep, abiding friendships these women would forge.

Far better for storytelling than just a mere curse.

The more I wrote, the more I fell in love with how these friends looked out for each other, viewed each other as sisters more than friends, and how they would find their place in a world that usually gave unmarried women a skeptical eye.

The first three stories revolve around Tabitha Timmons, Daphne Dale and Harriet Hathaway. None of them are prepared for marriage, courtship or even a flirtatious glance, but what they lack in guile and intrigue, they make up for in sheer determination, spunk, and humor.

Look out London, here comes the spinsters from Kempton! And happy reading!

P.S. And why is the series called Rhymes with Love? Because the titles of the first three books are all taken from nursery rhymes: Along Came a Duke, And The Miss Ran Away with the Rake, and If Wishes were Earls.

As you will notice, the cover for Along Came a Duke even sports the perfect tuffet on which to eat curds and whey while awaiting a duke.

And finally and most importantly, if you haven’t heard, the digital version of Along Came a Duke is on pre-sale for $4.99 at Kindle and Nook.


To get ready for the May 29th release of Along Came a Duke, I am giving away four prize packets–each of which will include an advanced reader’s copy of Along Came a Duke, as well as an autographed copy of one of Julia Quinn’s books. The prize packet will also feature tons of author swag and bragging rights to have been one of the first to read Along Came a Duke.

To enter, answer the following question before midnight PDT, May 12th: Which is your favorite nursery rhyme?

112 comments to “Rhymes with Love ~ A New Series”

  1. Alisa
    May 7th, 2012 at 6:48 am · Link

    I liked Jack & Jill even if they fell down the hill–I’m an only child so having a brother to do stuff like that with sounded like fun.
    New series sounds great! Can’t wait to read the first book (LOVE the step back–oooo la la!) πŸ™‚

  2. charlotte Skipper
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:00 am · Link

    Little Bo-Peep

  3. Sheri F.
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:02 am · Link

    Mary had a little lamb…it was the first one I learned as a child so it has always been a fave!

  4. Karen H in NC
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:03 am · Link

    I sort of liked Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary. Love the theme of this new series.

    Since you have a new series coming soon, I guess I better get cracking on my reading of Lizbo books still sitting on my ever-growing TBR mountain range…I still have several of the Bachelor Chronicles left to read. Shame, shame on me….the hurrier I go, the behinder I get….

    May 7th, 2012 at 7:04 am · Link

    I always felt sad for “Humpty Dumpty”!! Poor guy!! This sounds like a great series..look forward to reading it! πŸ™‚

  6. Manuelita
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:08 am · Link

    I loved you Bachelor Chronicles books, but I’m glad to see you changing things up and building a new series in a new “world”. My favorite nursery rhyme is The Little Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe. Looking forward to reading your next book.

  7. Linda Bachman
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:09 am · Link

    Mary had a little lamb.

  8. Melisa
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:14 am · Link

    This is the house that Jack built

  9. jana
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:16 am · Link

    Old Mother Hubert

  10. Nancy Owens
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:17 am · Link

    Hey Diddle Diddle
    New series sounds great!

  11. royce hawkins
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:25 am · Link

    I always loved the old woman that lived in a shoe. And I have to say I think I read Lord Langley at least 4 times. Was one of the best books I read last year.

  12. Nathalie
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:26 am · Link

    Being Dutch (as in: from Holland), I’m not so good at English nursery rhymes.
    I’ve lived in the US for a year as an exchange student. One evening I was babysitting my host’s 5-year-old granddaughter. Before going to sleep, she wanted me to tell her nursery rhymes. The horror on her face when I said I didn’t know any in English! In the end, we turned it around. She told me the English nursery rhymes. It was lots of fun!

  13. Sue K
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:28 am · Link

    Is Itsy bitsy Spider a nursery rhyme? If not then Mary Had A Little Lamb.
    The new series sounds great. And the cover and stepback? WOW!

  14. Diane D - Florida
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:32 am · Link

    I always loved “Mary Mary Quite Contrary” and “The Grand Old Duke of York”.

    Thank you for giving us all this amazing opportunity.

    • Diane D - Florida
      May 7th, 2012 at 7:33 am · Link

      I also wanted to say how much I love the cover art and step back. Absolutely beautiful!!!

  15. Lori Howe
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:34 am · Link

    I think I always went back to London Bridge.. but when I had my daughter and did some reading/researching I’m not at all sure anymore since they have such a violent history. Like the Grim stories …
    http://www.rhymes.org.uk/ for those interested.

    p.s. Love Love Love your stories – can’t wait for the new ones!

  16. Barb Ritchie
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:36 am · Link

    There was an old woman who lived in a shoe…. which could be the beginnings of a book if it was a young woman and the kids weren’t all hers.

  17. Teresa Klein
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:40 am · Link

    Mary Had a Little Lamb

  18. Marci
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:43 am · Link

    I think my favorite is Humpty Dumpty; for the following reasons:
    1. When I was a kid, I had a record that was a sort of nursery rhymes history, what the rhyme was based on, and this was one of the rhymes.
    2. _Through the Looking Glass_ made Humpty and his cravat (or belt) a true fashion icon.
    3. _The Big Over Easy_ – undertook to solve the question of his death – murder, suicide, or accident.

  19. jamieH
    May 7th, 2012 at 7:44 am · Link

    My favorite nursery rhyme was always “Itsy Bitsy Spider”…not that I am a big fan ofspiders mind you, but I like the reminder that persistance is the goal, and that with it, we can achieve our goals!

  20. Connie Fischer
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:07 am · Link

    I liked Jack and Jill. They did things together and I thought that was neat! They went up the hill together and came down together. Cool!

  21. danielle
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:10 am · Link

    Twinkle twinkle little star… My girls always sing it for me.

  22. Jana Ferguson
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:17 am · Link

    My favorite nursery rhyme is
    Little Jack Horner.
    I suspect because it speaks of Christmas and I love Christmas. Question though, It has struck me that you have used the same letter for first and last names in this new book series and in at least one I read recently, is this intentional, comfortable, coincidence? I rather like it myself.

  23. Paula Hemenway
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:23 am · Link

    I have two favorites…Itsy, Bitsy Spider and Twinkle, Twinkle Little star. I have a younger sister and would always recite them to her. What a time that was. Seems like yesterday.

  24. Elizabeth parker
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:25 am · Link

    My favorite is buckle my shoe which is more a song but I sing it to my son every night n he learns his numbers on top of mommys sing lol

  25. Jeanne Miro
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:28 am · Link

    My favorite fairy tale as a child was Along Came A Spider because as a girl I liked creepy crawly things much to my older sisters’ horror!

    As I became older on reflection my favorite story tale is Stone Soup. Most people are familiar with the German version but I prefer the French and Hungarian fairy tales which are about strangers or soldiers returning from war and both groups having faced danger and hunger.

    Both show how they overcame the fear by villagers of people they feared but came to give help to and because of that they all ate well!

    Today more than ever we all need to reflect on that and see others clearly and not judge by their outer appearance and reach out a helping hand in our own small way.

  26. Betty Hamilton
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:29 am · Link

    “Mary Had A Little Lamb”. My mother’s name was Mary and she had NINE little lambs. She also loved telling us nursery rhymes….especially that one!!

  27. Rhiannon Rowland
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:09 am · Link

    Hickory Dickory Dock! I said this one and many others to my sons over and over again when they were little. Memories!

  28. rosa carmela alday
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:20 am · Link

    Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, i love it as a child and sing this to my nieces, great lesson in the art of sharing πŸ™‚

    Congratulations on the new book, im so excited to read it!

  29. Donna Gropper
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:24 am · Link

    Old Mother Hubbard – the whole nursery rhyme – such funny nonsense!!

  30. Lisa W
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:44 am · Link

    Humpty Dumpty and Mary Had A Little Lamb. Congrats on the upcoming series, can’t wait!

  31. Lucero
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:48 am · Link

    My would have to be “twinkle twinkle little star”
    in spanish my name means star so my mom would sing it too me all the time and say it was made just for me her twinkle little star πŸ˜€

  32. Stephanie M
    May 7th, 2012 at 10:09 am · Link

    Itsy Bitsy Spider! It has hand gestures!

  33. jennifer traynham
    May 7th, 2012 at 10:29 am · Link

    i think the humpty dumpy is my favorite nursery rhyme just because it reminds me of myself always falling and bummpung my nogging on something thankfuly i never cracked my head open lol : )

  34. leslie
    May 7th, 2012 at 11:23 am · Link

    Tongue Twisters: She sells seashells down by the seashore and Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

    One two buckle my shoe three four shut the door five six pick up sticks seven eight lay them straight nine ten a big fat hen

    My boys would shout the last line as loud as they could and thought it hilarious.

    The new cover is beautiful. So happy about the new series. Thanks!

  35. Lois M.
    May 7th, 2012 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Hmm, well, the amateur astronomer in me probably has to go with Twinkle Twinkle little Star… πŸ™‚


  36. Karin Anderson
    May 7th, 2012 at 1:56 pm · Link

    Mother Goose! I love her story.

  37. Cynthia Y.
    May 7th, 2012 at 2:03 pm · Link

    Sing a Song of Six Pence.

    An amusement park I used to go to had several displays of different nursery rhymes. Sing a Song of Six Pence was one of them.

  38. gamistress66
    May 7th, 2012 at 2:15 pm · Link

    when annoyed with my brother as a kid, jack & jill worked for me particularly after learning what was meant by crown πŸ™‚

  39. Michele Stegman
    May 7th, 2012 at 2:32 pm · Link

    Ride a cock horse to Bambury Cross!

  40. Sue P.
    May 7th, 2012 at 3:18 pm · Link

    Either Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast. These three are probably the most romantic of them all. Oh, and Snow White and…..

  41. bn100
    May 7th, 2012 at 6:26 pm · Link

    I like John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

  42. Kris
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:35 pm · Link

    Hm. Well, I’m going to have to say…Mary Had a Little Lamb because that’s the first one I learned how to play on the piano πŸ˜›

  43. jessica
    May 7th, 2012 at 8:45 pm · Link

    little miss muffet

  44. Peggy Martinez
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:49 pm · Link

    Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway! PLEEEEASE PICK ME!!!! hehehe!

    One of my favorite nursery rhymes would have to be There Was a Crooked Man!

    There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile,
    He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
    He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse.
    And they all lived together in a little crooked house

  45. Tuesday Carlson
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:50 pm · Link

    My favorite rhyme is not as popular as some but I always liked it alot because of my name πŸ™‚ my favorite is Monday’s Child Poem! So excited about your new book and can’t wait to read it!

  46. infinitieh
    May 7th, 2012 at 10:22 pm · Link

    Jack and Jill is my favorite although I was confused as to what “crown” did Jack break – his head? His tooth? If he indeed was wearing a crown, wouldn’t he have someone else get the water? This really confused me when I was a child.

  47. Denise
    May 7th, 2012 at 11:19 pm · Link

    rockabye baby, twinkle twinkle, and the one that says and the blackbird picked off her nose – lol!

  48. CrystalGB
    May 8th, 2012 at 7:05 am · Link

    Jack and Jill is my favorite nursery rhyme.
    Congrats on your new book. I love the cover and the stepback. πŸ™‚

  49. Jenn H
    May 8th, 2012 at 10:15 am · Link

    Congratulations on the new book – what a great cover πŸ™‚

    Love the idea of a nursery rhyme theme … My personal favourite from when I was a child was “Old King Cole” – he just sounded so happy! It sounded like a great time all round – music, food, a pipe…

    Some of the rhymes are just icky, though – Peas Porridge Hot, Peas Porridge Cold, Peas Porridge in the pot, nine days old??? Yuck!

  50. Jessica Viles
    May 8th, 2012 at 11:41 am · Link

    My favorite was “The Brook Song” by James Whitcomb Riley. I remember my grandmother reading it to me whenever I stayed the night at her house. Not the traditional nursery rhyme, but it’s one of my favorite memories of my grandmother.

  51. Jane
    May 8th, 2012 at 2:20 pm · Link

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is my favorite nursery rhyme.

  52. Des
    May 8th, 2012 at 2:27 pm · Link

    Thank you so much for this absolutely fabulous giveaway !!! My favourite nursery rhyme is definitely Jack and Jill I love the idea that he falls down but she is so sweet and kind and helps him ,much like a heroine in a book saving a hero ! Congrats on your new book and again thank you for the lovely contest !

  53. Crystal Newman
    May 8th, 2012 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Well I really didn’t have a favorite until one day, my 4 year old son who has Autism came home one day singing bah bah black sheep. It wasn’t the whole thing. Getting him to sing some was a miracle. That’s my favorite and my next one is twinkle twinkle little star for the same reason. Now he looks up at the sky and looks for stars.

  54. Michelle Henderson
    May 8th, 2012 at 4:18 pm · Link

    Little Boy Blue

  55. Betty Lewis
    May 8th, 2012 at 6:02 pm · Link

    There was an old woman who swallowed a fly LOL

  56. Patti P
    May 8th, 2012 at 7:08 pm · Link

    I love There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly and There Was a Little Girl Who Had a Little Curl…

    • Jinny Kirby Baxter
      May 8th, 2012 at 7:42 pm · Link

      I think my all time favorite was Ring around the Rosie, but in the third grade our teacher, Miss garrow, an ancient spinster, told us that it was sung by children as they threw rose petal on the decaying bodies of Plague victimes to help with the smell. Pretty gruesome huh? So I changed it to Rubin Rubin I’ve been thinking, what a grand world this would be if all the boys were all sent sailing far across the Northern sea. Even that lost its luster when Ronnie Morgan kissed me right on the lips! Third grade! I wonder if he grew up to be a pervert like I always thought.

  57. Edea Baldwin
    May 8th, 2012 at 7:47 pm · Link

    It has to be “Sing a SOng of Sixpence,” which I recited endlessly to my granddaughter. She’s just turned 2, and when she sees me of Skype she holds the tip of her nose to indicate it’s time to sing that rhyme! We have a whole choreography to it.

  58. Kitt Wilson
    May 8th, 2012 at 8:00 pm · Link

    “Rock a Bye Baby”

    While I won’t say ‘favorite’ I will say it still creeps me out to this day. You always remember the creepy ones. lol

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. Terri
    May 8th, 2012 at 8:07 pm · Link

    Humpty Dumpty!

  60. Janelle
    May 8th, 2012 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
    How does your garden grow?
    With silver bells, and cockle shells,
    And pretty maids all in a row.

  61. Winnie P
    May 8th, 2012 at 8:51 pm · Link

    Twinkle, twinkle, little star!

    I’m sighing over the stepback. I wish stepbacks were included with ebooks.

  62. Cory
    May 8th, 2012 at 9:27 pm · Link

    I think my favorite nursery rhyme is Hey Diddle Diddle–there’s a moon (I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid), a fiddle (love music), and running table-ware (adventure!).

  63. Na S.
    May 8th, 2012 at 10:54 pm · Link

    One of my favorite nursury rhyme and which I often find myself singing to is Ring Around the Rosie.

  64. Aretha zhen
    May 8th, 2012 at 11:32 pm · Link

    Hi Elisabeth my favourite is humpty dumpty. I always feel sympathy with them

  65. Molly
    May 9th, 2012 at 12:25 am · Link

    My favorite nursery rhyme was always Hey Diddle Diddle, still do!
    I am very much looking forward to the new series, May 29th is circled on my calendar.
    I do have to say though, I would love it if John and Molly’s story was told!!!

  66. Kathryn
    May 9th, 2012 at 5:59 am · Link

    Peas porridge is my favorite.

  67. Ora
    May 9th, 2012 at 6:13 am · Link

    Mary had a Little Lamb.
    I love the cover, it gorgeous.

  68. donna ann
    May 9th, 2012 at 6:24 am · Link

    it’s been so long it’s hard to remember many nursery rhymes off hand. πŸ˜‰ enjoyed the rhythm & “color” of cat & the fiddle & thought the garden of mary mary quite contrary to sound like a nice place to visit πŸ™‚

  69. Amel Armeliana
    May 9th, 2012 at 7:10 am · Link

    Whoa…this is awesome giveaway. The prize is totally amazing. I’d love to win it.

    I think I would choose Mary had a Little Lamb πŸ™‚

    Thank u for this awesome giveaway.

  70. eli yanti
    May 9th, 2012 at 7:46 am · Link

    i love Twinkle, twinkle, little star πŸ™‚

  71. Evelyn
    May 9th, 2012 at 8:23 am · Link

    Peas, porridge hot! It’s just so much fun to say πŸ™‚

  72. Emmy
    May 9th, 2012 at 8:44 am · Link

    Hickory Dickory Dock!! Haha I had a little mouse clock as a child in the playroom–so cute!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  73. Shell
    May 9th, 2012 at 9:08 am · Link

    The Owl and the Pussy Cat is my favourite.

    Coincidently, last weekend I read a book of nursery rhymes (I was visiting with my niece) and spent the entire time saying ‘Those aren’t the words I remember’.

  74. Lory Diocampo
    May 9th, 2012 at 9:25 am · Link

    Three Little Kittens! I often sang it to my niece before she goes to sleep. She’s the only one who appreciates my horrible voice. πŸ˜€

  75. Karen
    May 9th, 2012 at 11:25 am · Link

    Little Miss Muffet. I just like the words muffet, tuffet and whey!

  76. Linda Mc
    May 9th, 2012 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Humpty Dumpty! I remember I was fascinated by that story when I was a little kid.

    Congrats on the new series.

  77. C. Lani
    May 9th, 2012 at 4:58 pm · Link

    Twinkle twinkle little star… and hickory dickory duck..
    love them.

  78. Melissa Porter
    May 9th, 2012 at 6:13 pm · Link

    I cannot wait to get your next book. B-)
    I love the itsy bitsy spider.
    When it would rain I would say the spiders got washed away when I was younger. my mom and dad got a kick out of it.
    I do enjoy the other ones.
    Thanks for the great stories and the contest.

  79. Karen Reece
    May 9th, 2012 at 7:06 pm · Link

    Hey Diddle Diddle was one of my favorite nursery rhyme – to think a cow could jump over the moon! Wow what a feat! We need to dream big when we dream and keep on dreaming!

  80. leslee kahler
    May 10th, 2012 at 7:43 am · Link

    Hickory Dickery Dock, my grandmother sang it to me as a little girl

  81. Sara McLaughlin
    May 10th, 2012 at 7:52 am · Link

    Little Boy Blue I think is my favorite, I just can see a tired little guy fairly collapsing under a haystack to catch 40 winks instead of doing what he probably thinks is a very boring job.

  82. alisha woods
    May 10th, 2012 at 7:54 am · Link

    Mary, Mary quite Contrary

  83. Haven Rich
    May 10th, 2012 at 8:05 am · Link

    My favorite is Queen of Hearts:
    The Queen of Hearts,
    She made some tarts
    All on a summer’s day.

    The Knave of Hearts,
    He stole the tarts
    And took them clean away.

    The King of Hearts,
    Called for the tarts
    And beat the Knave full sore.

    The Knave of Hearts,
    Brought back the tarts
    And vowed he’d steal no more.

    There is totally a romance novel in that one! Perhaps a Duke of Hearts? Just saying hehe.

    BTW Elizbo, you are always blessed by the graphic team at Avon! Love the cover!!

  84. sienny
    May 10th, 2012 at 8:15 am · Link

    I don’t have a nursery rhyme, i never had trouble falling asleep as long as i have a company and a little light.

    Ps, i hope it’s open for international..

  85. Tai
    May 10th, 2012 at 9:25 am · Link

    Can’t wait to read this series!
    I like: “I wishes were horses
    Beggars would ride;
    If turnips were watches
    I’d wear one by my side.”

    • Tai
      May 10th, 2012 at 9:26 am · Link

      that is “If”
      as I sigh sheepishly

  86. Catherine Griffith
    May 10th, 2012 at 9:32 am · Link

    Baa, baa, black sheep,
    Have you any wool?
    Yes sir, yes sir;
    Three bags full:
    One for the master,
    And one for the dame,
    And one for the little boy
    Who lives down the lane.

  87. Ellen
    May 10th, 2012 at 9:34 am · Link

    Here’s my favorite:

    A wise old owl lived in an oak
    The more he saw the less he spoke
    The less he spoke the more he heard.
    Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?

    Always thought it was good advice to live by.

    Can’t wait to read this new series of yours!!

  88. Victoria A
    May 10th, 2012 at 9:38 am · Link

    I’ve always loved Hey Diddle Diddle. It’s always reminded me of Goodnight Moon and that is my favorite children’s book πŸ™‚

  89. Johanna Jochum
    May 10th, 2012 at 9:45 am · Link

    I love Nursery Rhymes hard to name just one fav. One of my favs is the one with lady with rings on her fingers and bells on her toes and the one about the dapple grey pony. Thanks for sharing with us!

  90. Ebony Morton
    May 10th, 2012 at 10:05 am · Link

    twinkle twinkle little star . I love that one. cool giveaway !! πŸ™‚

  91. Jessica
    May 10th, 2012 at 10:35 am · Link

    My favorite nursery rhyme has always been Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. I love and now my kids all love it too.

  92. Deb Rogers
    May 10th, 2012 at 10:35 am · Link

    Little Boy Blue, because it always reminded me of the painting The Blue Boy, who looked exactly like my school girl crush.

  93. Kati R
    May 10th, 2012 at 10:41 am · Link

    Ahhh! I can’t wait for Along Came A Duke!! My favorite nursery rhyme is ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’. Now that I look at the title, I giggle inappropriately.

  94. Tammy F
    May 10th, 2012 at 11:22 am · Link

    My favorite nursery rhyme was Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. I can’t wait for Along Came A Duke to come out!!

    Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

  95. Heather Johnson
    May 10th, 2012 at 11:31 am · Link

    Georgie Porgie pudding pie
    Kissed the girls and made them cry
    When the boys came out to play
    Georgie Porgie ran away.

    Said to be after George Villiers, a late 18th century gentleman who made a habit of sneaking into the bedrooms of other men’s wives. But don’t quote me on that… Looking forward to your new book! It’s been too long since the last one. ;0)

  96. Rebekah Yoder
    May 10th, 2012 at 12:53 pm · Link

    Higgledy Piggldy, My Black Hen,
    She lays eggs for genetlemen,
    Sometimes nine and sometimes ten,
    Higgledy Piggledy , My Black Hen.

    Also, what I say when my dogs start barking :

    Hark, Hark, The Dogs Doth bark,
    The beggars are coming to town.
    Some in tags and some in rags and one in a velvet gown.

  97. Tamara
    May 10th, 2012 at 2:52 pm · Link

    The new series sounds fun. =)

    It’s really hard to pick a favorite, but I’ll go with “Hey Diddle Diddle.”

  98. Mary Falls
    May 10th, 2012 at 3:05 pm · Link

    My favorite nursery rhyme is:
    Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

  99. Damaris Sanchez
    May 10th, 2012 at 3:40 pm · Link

    Mary had a little lamb.

  100. Robin W
    May 10th, 2012 at 5:29 pm · Link

    Patty-cake, patty-cake, baker’s man
    It was one of the first “games” I played with my niece & nephews.

  101. Margaret Murray-Evans
    May 10th, 2012 at 5:53 pm · Link

    MARY, MARY QUITE CONTRARY …..fits my personality.

  102. JenniferK
    May 10th, 2012 at 6:38 pm · Link

    I would say Little Miss Muffett. That always stuck with me when I was a child.

  103. Jen L
    May 10th, 2012 at 7:03 pm · Link

    nursery rhythms are age appropriate for our household now. The first one that came to mind that I always liked is Hickory Dickory Dock.

  104. Rose B
    May 10th, 2012 at 7:11 pm · Link

    Ring around the rosie

  105. Elizabeth
    May 10th, 2012 at 7:48 pm · Link

    When I was young, I loved to sing the Itsy Bitsy Spider!!

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    May 11th, 2012 at 5:50 am · Link

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  107. Joan O
    May 11th, 2012 at 10:24 am · Link

    Looking forward to reading Along Came A Duke and love the cover especially the step back. I have more then one favorite nursery rhyme and they are This Little Piggy, Peter Pumpkin Eater and What Little Boys are Made of. I remember when I was a child, teasing my little brother that boys were made of snakes and snails while girls were mad of sugar and spice.

  108. Jessica
    May 12th, 2012 at 3:19 am · Link

    My favorite nursery rhyme, which I’m not even sure would be considered one was the old lady who swallowed the fly, just because I remember being so grossed out by the thought of swallowing a fly.

    But if that one doesn’t count then throw me in for Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, just because I really thought he lived inside the pumpkin with his wife and was really sad when we would carve jack o lanterns at Halloween, because I thought we were destroying his house.

  109. Melissa Porter
    May 12th, 2012 at 9:33 pm · Link

    Oh add Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I remember camping out in the back of our house when we lived in Toutle and singing it at the top of our lungs. My cousins, my sister, my brother and myself would start at different times. It was really cute.

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