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The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story

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Chip and Joanna Gaines have become TV stars through the wildly successful home renovation show 'Fixer Upper'. This book offers a detailed behind-the-scenes look at their life together - their backgrounds, motivation, and the ups and downs of making it as an entrepreneurial couple.

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About "The Magnolia Story"

Chip and Joanna Gaines have become TV stars through the wildly successful home renovation show 'Fixer Upper'. This book offers a detailed behind-the-scenes look at their life together - their backgrounds, motivation, and the ups and downs of making it as an entrepreneurial couple.
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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."


- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Chip Gaines

Chip Gaines was born in 1974. He is a graduate of Baylor University. His early businesses included a lawn care company, selling fireworks, and flipping houses. He and his wife Joanna are the stars of the HGTV show, Fixer Upper and the co-authors, with Mark Dagostino, of the book, The Magnolia Story.

Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines was born in 1978. She graduated of Baylor University and worked for a local tire shop. She and her husband Chip are the stars of the HGTV show, Fixer Upper and the co-authors, with Mark Dagostino, of the book, The Magnolia Story.

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Ordinary people with ordinary life, extraordinary talent, hardwork and God.
5 stars By Aileen, Sep 19 2017
This book shares about love story, life journey, relationship with God, challenges in life and joy in life. Every single page in this book has encouraged me personally to be persistent, to trust God, to work hard and enjoy life. Chip and Joanna Gaines are ordinary people who are passionate about what they do, working hard and trusting God. It is worth reading it. You will laugh, smile and keep reading it cover to cover =)
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Beautiful true story
5 stars By Racheal, Aug 29 2017
Though we don't have a Tv and I've not seen "Fixer Upper", I still very much enjoyed reading the Magnolia Story. It's an easy and encouraging read and lovely to see God's hand at work in an ordinary couple to use their gifts to bring beauty to people's homes and lives.
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  • Catalogue Code 449167
  • Product Code 9780718079185
  • ISBN 0718079183
  • EAN 9780718079185
  • Pages 208
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jan 2017
  • Sales Rank #562
  • Dimensions 236 x 162 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.371kg

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