“The Magnolia Story” is a biography wrote by Chip and Joanna Gaines. It tells how life (God) brought them together and has blessed them in many crazy ways including being HGTV reality TV stars! Their claim to fame to the nation is their TV show “Fixer Upper”. This is about them going through Waco, Texas renovating people’s homes into the houses of the homeowner’s dreams. Along the way you get a look into their family life on their farm, “Magnolia Farms” with their 2 boys and 2 girls, and how Joanna puts up with Chip’s bigger than life personality and wanting to be a real life cowboy.
I am one for a book that just makes me smile. This book hit the spot. “The Magnolia Story” gave me more of the back story to the family, my family, had been watching for a couple of years now. It pulled me right in from the beginning on how the TV show came about or should I say almost didn’t come about. Chip and Joanna share on how they met, about Chip’s already started rental company business and the impact that would have on the beginning of their relationship together and other businesses to come. They are open about their faith in God and the role He has played in their decisions and goals as a family. I was able to put myself in Joanna’s shoes as she talked about her struggle with wanting control over raising her children and how that conflicts with kids just being able to be kids!
I say stop by your local library or Christian bookstore and pick up a copy. Read the book and let me know your thoughts. If you would like to know more about the Gaines check out their TV show on HGTV, they will be airing a new season on Tuesday November 29, 2016.