The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story

Book - 2016
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Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the TV show Fixer Upper, describe their lives and renovation projects and the origins of the show.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, 2016
ISBN: 9780718079185
0718079183
Branch Call Number: 791.4309 Gain
Characteristics: 184 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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I liked the backstory as to how they got to where they are now. It also firmly convinced me it’s a miracle any of their four kids are still alive with Chip for a father! (Christie)


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DanielVaniel Jan 27, 2019

Engaging, surprising, layered & a little emotional, this book is quintessential to a couple that has been through it & endured with poise--it's odd to think how entertaining a "sticktuitivy" [in the coined word of Walt Disney] story like this can be, & I have to recommend the downloadable audiobook, where you can not only hear the authors' realness, but you get audioclips from them on set as well! With their humble quirkiness & deep mutual support, they make you fall in love with them & their story--and if you haven't checked out "Magnolia Table," The Magnolia Table gives it context & will also make sense of "Homebody." The cookbook especially is DEFINITELY worth the borrow (and I'd buy it too. See the link at the bottom of the GCPL website to purchase through Amazon, Better World Books, or Barnes & Nobles.)

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fran_cine
Jan 17, 2019

A heartfelt she said-he said love story.

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sa124960
Dec 19, 2018

Have you already eaten your breakfast?

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vmonty
Dec 05, 2018

Too fluffy and too much Jesus for my liking. Cute couple and story but it didn’t feel like much more than an extended puff piece sadly.

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MarieMarguerite
Oct 03, 2018

How wonderful to read this really cute couple's story. I am happy that they admit openly that God is seeing them through their journey (and I'm far from being a bible thumper). All the best to Jo and Chip Gaines.

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runningbeat
Dec 08, 2017

Flip and Joannes life to gather flipping houses and home improvements with there own tv show. They had a gift for remodeling houses and selling them, but I found the book boring.

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telger
Aug 24, 2017

This book showed me a glimpse of the real couple behind the popular "Fixer Upper" show. My friend told me that this is a good show . We don't watch TV and Im surprised to know that Chip & Joanna also don't watch TV either! it is so refreshing to sense the genuine and honesty of this couple- and people sense that. I do! with their funny, imperfect, touching,heart warming stories and even struggles. As well as their family beliefs and faith system which for me is courageous. Because of this I am more curious and give them more respect- Now I know why they are popular! But I still don't watch TV :)

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RustyReader9
Aug 02, 2017

I really enjoyed this book, it was very honest and I feel like I got to know the Gaines on a more personal level!

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freyguy
Mar 15, 2017

I loved the book and I love the show. These two are just perfect together! I love their designs and they seem so down to earth.

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CarleeMcDot
Mar 07, 2017

Okay, let me start off by saying I LOVE THESE TWO! My mom jokes that Ryan and I are like them because Ryan is so off-the-wall like Chip and I am the one that has to reign him in and try to keep him on task. Anywho, I was STOKED to hear that they came out with a book and gobbled it up as soon as it became available for me at the library. Learning their backstory made me love them even more. I love how they put God, each other and their family first. They have been beyond blessed and they haven't taken an ounce of it for granted. They are super down-to-earth and I am thrilled to hear that fame and the spotlight hasn't changed that for them. If you like their show, Fixer Upper, on HGTV, then this is a must read!

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DanielVaniel Jan 27, 2019

DanielVaniel thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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runningbeat
Dec 08, 2017

runningbeat thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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malgar
Oct 26, 2016

malgar thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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DanielVaniel Jan 27, 2019

From serious work ethic (and many business ventures) when the world didn't know the names Chip and Joanna Gaines, to tv, and now book writing, listen to or read the Gaines' story, and be sure to check out Magnolia Table, Homebody, Capital Gaines, & get in line for Joanna's new children's book, We Are the Gardeners.

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