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
From 1,457 Ratings
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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 babyJoanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their childrenWhen Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreckJoanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful homeHarrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial coupleMemories and photos from Chip and Jo’s weddingThe significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they doThe 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.”


  • Austin, Tx.

    By Batfacegirl
    I really enjoyed reading the Gaines story. I'm proud that they are Christians and gave God his due credit. How refreshing. I shall visit Magnolia one day soon. What a great couple and adorable family. Cindy Todd Austin, Texas 78734
  • Love Fixer Upper

    By glouie0416
    My favorite HGTV show, love the Gaines family, so authentic, feel the love they have for each other. Very well written, highly recommend.
  • Great couple and family in addition to being top notch entertainers on HGTV

    By StevesMa2
    Book was well written and also entertaining. I suspect their show and the Property Brothers are keeping HGTV a float. The Flip and Flop segments need to be revamped with new hosts
  • Amazed

    By Ok then just me
    love, love, love this beautiful, industrious couple!! cannot get enough! very easy read. looking forward to more!
  • Heartwarming!

    By Europe8
    An inspiring easy read.
  • Inspiring

    By Marielynette09
    I was expecting to read all about flipping houses but when they talked about the miracles of prayer and their faith showed how inspiring this couple is.
  • Nice story, but even nicer message.

    By CisnerosFamily
    Felt at home while reading this book. It made me wonder how I could make my home feel like home. I got the main message from it, to realize ones self image on what style is and go with it. To make something to last a lifetime, not just for the moment. Very good book!
  • Magnolia the Magnificent

    By Banjolini
    I couldn't put this book down. I've been a fan of this couple since I first watched their show. We need more families like the Gaines in our world. The world would be a much happier, healthier and certainly prettier place to live. Even though I'm a control freak, I would happily handover the reins to the Gaines to decorate or design my home. They are a classy family and that's why they are loved by all. Their book deserves to be on the New York bestsellers list as number one!
  • LOVE

    By Ssiy
    I absolutely love this book! Their story is heart warming and inspirational. One of my faves.
  • 5 stars well deserved!

    By Gipijay
    Absolutely loved this book! Love how honest and open Chip and Jo are throughout. Loved reading their story. Loved hearing how Fixer Upper came to be, how they met, how they tackled life and its many twists and turns together. Truly an inspirational couple and an inspirational read! Didn't think it was possibly to like these two more but I was wrong! :-)