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The Magnolia Story

by Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, and Mark Dagostino.

(208 pages)


“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.”

The Magnolia Story


Where do I begin? I fell in love with this book as soon as I started reading it. The intro had me laughing hysterically!

The book really does cover the story of Chip and Joanna in detail. From first time they met, to their first date and wedding day, to what life was like as newlyweds, to their children, and how they’ve come to build an empire in Waco, Texas.

The book uses font changes to distinguish when Chip is talking versus Joanna.

It’s a truly inspiring entrepreneurial story of how two opposite personalities dream big. They speak of the rewards and hardships as business owners, especially during the economic downfall. Through it all, they’ve managed to put their family faith and first in all of their decisions and still do.

I felt very motivated while I was reading this book. This book will warm your heart and excite you. No dream is too big.


I really did not want this book to end so much that I put off reading the last two chapters for a bit. It definitely affected me in more ways than one. I’m glad they were willing to share their story.

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