The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content) - Chip Gaines & Joanna Gaines

The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)

By Chip Gaines & Joanna Gaines

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
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From 1,633 Ratings
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Description

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover!

Are you ready to see your fixer upper?

These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people? What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends.

The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.

In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover:
The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby
Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children
When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck
Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home
Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple
Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding
The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do
The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way
And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”

Reviews

  • Mission accomplished

    5
    By Truckwomanshana
    No matter where you are or what it is you're passionate about, Joanna's book has certainly accomplished its purpose. To listen to that voice that says, "Don't give up." Truly an inspiration
  • Inspiring!

    5
    By Sveet1
    Great story! Very inspiring!
  • Inspiring and Humble

    5
    By msellers5678
    Great book to read at any time. Their honesty shows that we all have difficult seasons in life. It further brings to light the decisions we can make to find positivity and growth. Truly inspirational.
  • Magnolia Story

    5
    By Cyndy60
    I loved this book so much!!! You inspired me in so many ways, Chip and Joanna. I couldn't put this book down. Thank you for letting us into your personal life and with all your struggles as well. You have such a wonderful family. I also Loved the pics!!!!
  • Inspiring

    5
    By Mariew2345
    What a ride these two have had! Lovely story of how opposites can attract and it can work!
  • The Magnolia Story

    5
    By Rehab believer
    Absolutely loved this book! I have loved the Gaines family from the getgo and this book was just the cherry on my sundae! I am a forever fan
  • Best. Book. Ever.

    5
    By FunkierWeirdo
    I'm a big book reader and I will read anything. I usually don't like most books but I thought I would give this one a try bc Fixer Upper is my favorite tv show and I love the design industry. Reading this book and watching the episode "Fixer Upper Revealed" it really showed me how to own a space and make it your own. Great book that everyone should read. There's embarrassing Chip moments! (My fav parts) lol😂
  • Awesome Read!!!!

    5
    By Sp4ky
    I love Chip & Joanna's story! I laughed, and even shed a tear or two! So inspiring how God worked through their toughest times, and how they never gave up on pursuing their dreams, and they never gave up trusting God in every circumstance! Awesome! May God continue to bless their family! Sincerely Donna B MS
  • Inspiring!!

    5
    By EmmetsMom
    Incredible story of perseverance and determination. Very likable and relatable. Great life lessons and advice.
  • Inspiring, suspenseful and heartwarming

    5
    By Amandalcook1
    Great book. I don't think I've ever read a book so fast in my life!! This couple is so inspiring in everything that they do. I love how they have God in their lives and have shown their trust in Him through out their lives. God always provided for them when they needed it most. That inspires me to put more trust and hope in God that with a life with Him things will be ok.