The heart and soul behind HGTV’s massive hit “Fixer Upper,” husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, will release their first book, The Magnolia Story on October 18, 2016. The Magnolia Story will be followed by a design book from Joanna to be published by Thomas Nelson Gift Books in early 2017.

The Magnolia Story documents the life story of Chip and Joanna Gaines, affectionately referred to as the “first couple of home improvement.” From their courtship and their first collaborations to their early successes and the big building project that almost cost them everything, The Magnolia Story will detail how Chip and Joanna’s relationship has remained the constant through it all. Fans of the show will come to know previously undisclosed details about this dynamic duo and the driving factors that led them to build a multi-faceted, nationally recognized brand now known by devotees all over the country via outlets like Magnolia Market, Magnolia Homes and the popular “Fixer Upper” show.

I knew when I married Chip in 2003 that this life would be an adventure,” said Joanna Gaines. “Through all the ups and downs I never would have imagined we’d land here. What I do know is that I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to share it with.

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