Title: The Magnolia Story Author: Chip and Joanna Gaines Published: October 18th 2016 by Thomas Nelson Format: Hardcover, 208 pages Genre: Memoir
Having been a follower of Fixer Upper since its debut, I was curious as to the background story on this driven couple. How could two people, who came from very humble beginnings, in thirteen short married years together, build not only a successful business, marriage and family, but also a loyal following to their very own show?
Joanna does most of the story telling and hearing how it was a fluke that they met, even more of a risk waiting around for Chip to show up for their first date, and how in time their own personalities meshed into a winning formula, makes for a very interesting read.
What I did not realize was how faith driven this couple is. From the beginning, Joanna talks about that voice guiding her and promising that if she listened, the path that was being set for her would take her beyond her own dreams. It might not have been an easy path but opening their hearts and their vision is what has brought them to where they are today.
When this book ended, you could tell that it was only the first step in a new journey. Chip and Joanna Gaines have more to tell, their stories and adventures will continue and with both this book and their many endeavors, I wish them the best of success and a beautiful lifetime together.