In 1921, two-year-old Warren's mother dies, and he is sent to live with his five wealthy aunts, all school teachers, who lavish him with love, attention and a life of luxury. Just before the Great Depression of 1929 descends, little Warren's life takes a shockingly depressing turn of its own, as he is wrenched away from his aunts, and forced to live with his father in the back of a dingy carpentry shop in downtown Chicago. Seven bleak and lonely years later, a startling suggestion by his father changes fourteen-year-old Warren's life forever, "Son, how would you like to go camping?" So begins an exciting adventure that leads Warren to discover the three great loves of his life, his future wife Betty, her amazingly wonderful family, and a paradise called Door County. The innocent freshness of first love flowers in the pristine beauty of Peninsula Park, and opens the door to this young man's heart.
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The Door to a Man¿s Heart, by Barbara Yule Rogers Foley and Warren C. Rogers is a wonderful story of true love. A love that is so strong, it endures the years of time, creating an amazing legacy along the way. Woven into it, you will find the history of a close knit family, lifelong friendships and the wonderful memories created together on the enchanting shores of Nicolet Bay in the Peninsula State Park in Wisconsin. I really enjoyed reading about the life of Warren and Betty, how they met, fell and love, created a family together and the pictures included in the book that connected the images I had built in my mind to their actual history together. The descriptions and images of Nicolet Bay book brought back so many wonderful memories of my own, having gone camping with my family as a child. This is a ¿feel good¿ book that is a perfect way to spend an afternoon over a nice cup of coffee or tea. I highly recommend it.