The Magnolia Story with Bonus Content

The Magnolia Story  with Bonus Content
Author: Chip Gaines,Joanna Gaines
Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780718081539
Language: en
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This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover. An exclusive look at America's first family of renovation! Taking you behind the scenes, Chip and Joanna Gaines share the story of how they met, the ups and downs of being an entrepreneurial couple, and how they built a life they love. The Magnolia Story is the first book from dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Offering their fans a detailed look at their life together, they share everything 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. While they both attended Baylor University in Waco, their paths didn’t cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garnered the attention of a television producer who noticed her work on a blog one day, leading to the incredible Fixer Upper phenomenon. In The Magnolia Story, fans will finally get to join the Gaines family behind the scenes and discover: The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”

The Magnolia Story

The Magnolia Story
Author: Chip Gaines,Joanna Gaines,Mark Dagostino
Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780718079185
Language: en
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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.

No Pain No Gaines

No Pain  No Gaines
Author: Chip Gaines
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780785237938
Language: en
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A New York Times bestseller! In a world that feels increasingly disconnected, it’s time to reclaim a life of rich, authentic connection—because we are all made better when we trust one another and work together. In his most vulnerable book to date, Chip Gaines opens up about his lifelong pursuit of building relationships with people from all walks of life. Chip emphasizes the importance of seeing people for who they are and not for what they can do for you, enabling you to build a strong community and a life of meaning, joy, and connection. How does it happen? By being intentional about choosing the company you keep. Chip explains the value of seeking out people who are electrified by living according to their purpose, who will stand beside you as you tackle new challenges, and who bet on each other instead of the status quo. The key is being true to yourself, figuring out what you want to do with your life, and finding people who will lift you up along the way. No Pain, No Gaines will open your eyes to valuable lessons, including how to: Find the risks worth taking Value what you bring to the table Resist the status quo Look outside yourself and your circle and foster connections with others Get comfortable with being uncomfortably kind Live life fully awake, not asleep at the wheel A good life doesn't always come easy, but that's because the good stuff never does. It requires faith in people. It requires faith in yourself. It requires hope. And it requires a willingness to grow even when it hurts. In No Pain, No Gaines, through hard-won lessons and personal stories all told with his trademark blend of wit and wisdom, Chip Gaines will coach you on how to make your life rich and your relationships run deep.

The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be

The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be
Author: Joanna Gaines
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781400215409
Language: en
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In the #1 New York Times bestseller, The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be, Joanna Gaines celebrates how creativity and acceptance can come together to make for a bright and beautiful adventure. The book, illustrated by Julianna Swaney, follows a group of children as they each build their very own hot-air balloons. As the kids work together, leaning into their own skills and processes, we discover that the same is true for life—it's more beautiful and vibrant when our differences are celebrated. Together with Joanna, you and your kids will take a journey of growth and imagination as you learn in full color to: Celebrate every child's one-of-a-kind strengths and differences Embrace teamwork Share our talents and abilities to make everything more beautiful Lend a helping hand and do our best to show kindness and take care of one another The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be is a vibrant picture book perfect for: Ages 4-8 Grandparents, parents, teachers, and librarians Classroom story times and discussions about diversity and being a good human being Households that enjoy watching Chip and Joanna on Magnolia Network and HGTV's Fixer Upper With plenty of pink, a bounty of blue, orange and green and yellow too, this vibrant hot-air balloon adventure celebrates every child and teaches kids that we are in this together. “You're one of a kind, and it's so clear to see: The world needs who you were made to be.”

Make Something Good Today

Make Something Good Today
Author: Erin Napier,Ben Napier
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781501189128
Language: en
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From Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the hit HGTV show Home Town, comes Make Something Good Today, a memoir that tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper within our communities because everything we need in life to be happy, is within our grasp. Long before their hugely popular TV show, an expanding family, or demolition day on their dream home, Erin began keeping a daily online journal to help her stay focused on the positive and count her blessings in life. She never expected that her depictions of small-town life in the tiny swath of Mississippi where she Ben call home would catch the eye of a television producer and set them off on the journey of a lifetime. Make Something Good Today offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of a couple that America has come to know and love for their easy humor, adoring relationship, and ability to utterly transform a place into something beautiful and personal. This is the poignant story of how Erin and Ben took a small, tight-knit town into their own hands (literally) and used ingenuity, community, and authenticity to rebuild a once-thriving American Main Street. And how, by combining Ben’s carpentry skills with Erin’s design eye, Home Town is making it clear to us all that small-town living can feel as big as you make it. Complete with family photographs, Erin’s hand-painted sketches, and never-before-heard personal stories, this inspirational memoir reminds us all not to give up hope that great love stories are possible, big things can bloom in small towns, and there is always magic in the ordinary if you know where to look for it.

The Magnolia Sword

The Magnolia Sword
Author: Sherry Thomas
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Sherry Thomas
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781631280351
Language: en
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CHINA, 484 A.D. A Warrior in Disguise All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight. If she prevails, she can reunite a pair of priceless heirloom swords separated decades earlier, and avenge her father, who was paralyzed in his own duel. Then a messenger from the Emperor arrives, demanding that all families send one soldier to fight the Rouran invaders in the north. Mulan’s father cannot go. Her brother is just a child. So she ties up her hair, takes up her sword, and joins the army as a man. A War for a Dynasty Thanks to her martial arts skills, Mulan is chosen for an elite team under the command of the princeling—the royal duke’s son, who is also the handsomest man she’s ever seen. But the princeling has secrets of his own, which explode into Mulan’s life and shake up everything she knows. As they cross the Great Wall to face the enemy beyond, Mulan and the princeling must find a way to unwind their past, unmask a traitor, and uncover the plans for the Rouran invasion…before it’s too late. Inspired by wuxia martial-arts dramas as well as the centuries-old ballad of Mulan, The Magnolia Sword is a thrilling, romantic, and sharp-edged novel that lives up to its beloved heroine.

We Are the Gardeners

We Are the Gardeners
Author: Joanna Gaines
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781400215416
Language: en
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Teach children that the greatest rewards come from patience, hard work, and learning from mistakes! In the #1 New York Times bestseller We Are the Gardeners, Joanna Gaines and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From their failed endeavors, obstacles to overcome (bunnies that eat everything), and all of the knowledge they gain along the way, the Gaines family shares how they learned to grow a happy, successful garden. We Are the Gardeners is a whimsical picture book perfect for: Ages 4-8 Parents, libraries, classroom story times, and discussions focusing on springtime and gardening Households that enjoy watching HGTV's Fixer Upper Young children and families interested in gardening and plants After reading, children will learn: Trying something new isn't always easy, but the hardest work often yields the greatest reward The basic steps and process of starting a garden The importance of patience and how it is possible to learn from your mistakes You and your children will learn all about the Gaines family's story of becoming gardeners in Joanna's first children's book--starting with the first little fern Chip bought for Jo. Over the years, the family's love for gardening has blossomed into what is now a beautiful, bustling garden.

Capital Gaines

Capital Gaines
Author: Chip Gaines
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780785216339
Language: en
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The most important step is the first one. Dive into Chip Gaines’ personal playbook and start learning how to succeed in business—and in life. A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller! The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known as the star of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, as well as a renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of five in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn’t quite work out as planned. Capital Gaines offers you a ringside seat as Chip relives some of his craziest antics and the lessons learned along the way, written with Chip’s trademark humor. In addition to personal stories from Chip’s journey, you'll discover: How to work toward success—and how to determine what that looks like The power of living in a way that rejects fear How to embrace small acts of courage and be bold to go all in What it takes to truly balance your family and career Capital Gaines is the playbook you need to start redefining success and going after it, no matter what that means to you.

The Magnolia Inn

The Magnolia Inn
Author: Anne-Marie Meyer
Release: 2021-12-13
Editor: Anne-Marie Meyer
Pages: 329
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Language: en
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***A USA Today Bestselling Book!*** ★★★★★"A beautiful story of brokenness, forgiveness, and second chances."" -- Reviewer If my mother thought that restoring the run down family inn would break me, she was wrong. The hardest part of falling in love with the small town of Magnolia and my grumpy handyman is knowing at some point, I'm going to have to sell the inn and leave. Maggie My ex-husband left me for my best friend. I’m 36, unemployed, and about to be evicted. My only option is to ask my estranged mother for help. She offers me a deal: fix up the run down family inn on the small island of Magnolia and any of the proceeds I can make off the sale, will be mine to invest. Determined to start believing in myself, I roll into town with an unhealthy amount of optimism. The only person who is going to stop me, is me. That is, until I meet my grumpy handyman. He has more walls built up around his heart than the three story inn I’m restoring, but I’m determined to break them down. Even if he’s determined to stop me. Clementine I meant to leave Magnolia at some point in my life. With a full ride scholarship to Juilliard, my dream was to dance. But Dad got sick and I needed to stay to run the local hardware store. Plus, there’s no way I can rely on my older brother, Archer, who can’t outrun the ghosts of his past. When Maggie blows into town, I can’t help but feel inspired by her desire to reinvent herself and when she asks for the local handyman, it becomes the perfect opportunity to provide Archer with purpose and perhaps, a little bit of sunshine. As our friendship grows, I realize just how much I needed a sisterhood. And when I catch Archer smiling, I realize that he needed Maggie as well. I just hope that when the time comes to sell the inn, Maggie fights to stay, because I’m not sure we could handle the heartbreak if she leaves. The Magnolia Inn will capture you from page one. It is a story chock full of friendship, laughter, and swoon-worthy romance. Don’t pass up this wonderful story. Grab your copy TODAY! Keywords: strong heroine, slow burn romance, contemporary romance, romance books, second chance romance, love after loss, womens fiction, clean romance, book series, small town romance, completed series, restoring inn, divorcee, starting over, new move in, grandmother, new friendships, bookclub, broken hero, forgiveness, second chance at love, wholesome romance, sweet romance, middle aged women, women over thirty, single woman fiction, best friends brother

The Magnolia Palace

The Magnolia Palace
Author: Fiona Davis
Release: 2022-01-25
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593184028
Language: en
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue, returns with a tantalizing novel about the secrets, betrayal, and murder within one of New York City's most impressive Gilded Age mansions. Eight months since losing her mother in the Spanish flu outbreak of 1919, twenty-one-year-old Lillian Carter's life has completely fallen apart. For the past six years, under the moniker Angelica, Lillian was one of the most sought-after artists' models in New York City, with statues based on her figure gracing landmarks from the Plaza Hotel to the Brooklyn Bridge. But with her mother gone, a grieving Lillian is rudderless and desperate—the work has dried up and a looming scandal has left her entirely without a safe haven. So when she stumbles upon an employment opportunity at the Frick mansion—a building that, ironically, bears her own visage—Lillian jumps at the chance. But the longer she works as a private secretary to the imperious and demanding Helen Frick, the daughter and heiress of industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick, the more deeply her life gets intertwined with that of the family—pulling her into a tangled web of romantic trysts, stolen jewels, and family drama that runs so deep, the stakes just may be life or death. Nearly fifty years later, mod English model Veronica Weber has her own chance to make her career—and with it, earn the money she needs to support her family back home—within the walls of the former Frick residence, now converted into one of New York City's most impressive museums. But when she—along with a charming intern/budding art curator named Joshua—is dismissed from the Vogue shoot taking place at the Frick Collection, she chances upon a series of hidden messages in the museum: messages that will lead her and Joshua on a hunt that could not only solve Veronica's financial woes, but could finally reveal the truth behind a decades-old murder in the infamous Frick family.

My Moment

My Moment
Author: Kristin Chenoweth,Kathy Najimy,Linda Perry,Chely Wright,Lauren Blitzer
Release: 2022-05-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781982160937
Language: en
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A collection of essays accompanied by beautiful black-and-white photography from a diverse group of women on the moment they realized they were ready to fight for themselves—including Gloria Steinem, Lena Waithe, Joanna Gaines, Brandi Carlile, Beanie Feldstein, Cynthia Erivo, and Billie Jean King, among others. This powerful essay collection is a natural extension of the #MeToo movement, revealing the interior experience of women after they’ve inevitably been underestimated or hurt—the epiphany that the world is different than they thought it to be—and how they’ve used this knowledge to make change. In My Moment, Gloria Steinem tells the story of how a meeting with writer Terry Southern drew blood. Carol Burnett shares how CBS discouraged her from pursuing The Carol Burnett Show, because comedy variety shows were “a man’s game.” Joanna Gaines reveals how coming to New York City as a young woman helped her embrace her Korean heritage after enduring racist bullying as a child. Author Maggie Smith details a career crossroads when her boss declined her request to work from home after the birth of her daughter, leading her to quit and never look back. Over and over again, when told “no” these women said “yes” to themselves. This hugely inspiring, beautiful book will move people of all ages and make them feel less alone. More than the sum of its parts, My Moment is also a handbook for young women (or any woman) making their way through the world.

Secrets of Home Staging

Secrets of Home Staging
Author: Karen Prince
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9781642505559
Language: en
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Essential DIY Guide to Home Décor and Home Staging “…a must-read when selling your home. This book is a beautiful tutorial that will help you sell your home faster.” ―Cassandra Aarssen, professional organizer and author of The Clutter Connection #1 New Release in How-to & Home, House Plans, and Project Management Are you overwhelmed by the idea of home staging? Don’t know what to do or where to start? In Secrets of Home Staging, award-winning home stager, Karen Prince, guides you through the home staging process with easy home décor ideas, design tips, and advice on how to stage your home to sell. Home staging made simple. Secrets of Home Staging isn’t just an indispensable guide for the everyday homeowner, it’s also geared to realtors and those committed to real estate investing and flipping houses. With potential home buyers pre-shopping homes online and dismissing many of them in as little as three seconds, it is essential your home is staged to look its best. Secrets of Home Staging helps you navigate the home staging process with an easy-to-follow guide. For fans of Joanna Gaines and the real estate world. No matter what your house plan, Secrets of Home Staging offers home interior design advice and tools you need to make your home look great online and in-person. Featuring over 150 color photos, and many practical house interior design tips, Karen gives home sellers everything they need to receive more offers, faster sales, and higher selling prices. Inside you’ll find before-and-after photos and information on easy DIY home improvements that buyers love, project management tips, and: • The 6 steps to successful home staging • Decluttering and decorating ideas that sell • How to determine your “key” rooms If you enjoy real estate books, interior design books, or home decor books─like Elements of Style, Home Body, Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Habitat, Inspire Your Home, or The Book on Flipping Houses─you’ll love Secrets of Home Staging.

Magnolia Tree

Magnolia Tree
Author: June V. Bourgo
Release: 2022-01-12
Editor: Next Chapter
Pages: 255
ISBN: PKEY:6610000336623
Language: en
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After Sydney Grey returns to her quaint hometown of Stoney Creek and begins renovations on her childhood farm, she discovers a set of journals written by her mother. Presumed to have abandoned her family 20 years ago, a long-hidden secret about her mother is uncovered. Aided by her grandmother who returns to the farm, Sydney must rely on her instincts to uncover the mystery. But do they have enough clues to unravel the truth about her mother's disappearance?

Under the Magnolia Tree

Under the Magnolia Tree
Author: Naila Parveen
Release: 2016-06-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 282
ISBN: 1523455810
Language: en
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Under the Magnolia Tree is a true love story of a woman eighteen years older than the man she fell in love with. Their love for each other carried them through the most adverse circumstances in a strict Muslim country, battling the nefarious minds of the society and those who wanted to physically harm them. A moving saga that began a hundred years ago and travels to the present, Under the Magnolia Tree is a tale of true love, courage, commitment and faith in the darkest of times and in the happiest of times. This is the story of the author's mother and father.

Homebody

Homebody
Author: Joanna Gaines
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062801982
Language: en
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In Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A design template at the end of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.

Creole Kingpin

Creole Kingpin
Author: Meghan March
Release: 2020-03-10
Editor: Meghan March LLC
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9781943796366
Language: en
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New York Times bestselling author Meghan March goes back to New Orleans and the world of Lachlan Mount with a dangerous and bold new anti-hero. The thing about ghosts is they’re supposed to stay dead. That’s exactly what I am, but I can’t stay away from Magnolia Marie Maison for one more day, let alone another year. We’ve already got fifteen of those between us. As it stands, she’ll want to kill me as soon as she lays eyes on me. And knowing her, she’s completely up to the task. But I’m a man on a mission, and I’ve got everything riding on this. So, here I come, Magnolia. This ghost is ready for whatever you got. After all, there’s only one way I want this to end—’til death do us part. Creole Kingpin is the first book in the Magnolia Duet. Magnolia’s story concludes in Madam Temptress.

Under the Magnolias

Under the Magnolias
Author: T. I. Lowe
Release: 2021
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781496453617
Language: en
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This night not only marked the end to the drought, but also the end to the long-held secret we'd kept hidden under the magnolias. Magnolia, South Carolina, 1980 Austin Foster is barely a teenager when her mama dies giving birth to twins, leaving her to pick up the pieces while holding her six siblings together and doing her best to stop her daddy from retreating into his personal darkness. Scratching out a living on the family's tobacco farm is as tough as it gets. When a few random acts of kindness help to ease the Fosters' hardships, Austin finds herself relying upon some of Magnolia's most colorful citizens for friendship and more. But it's next to impossible to hide the truth about the goings-on at Nolia Farms, and Austin's desperate attempts to save face all but break her. Just when it seems she might have something more waiting for her--with the son of a wealthy local family who she's crushed on for years--her father makes a choice that will crack wide-open the family's secrets and lead to a public reckoning. There are consequences for loving a boy like Vance Cumberland, but there is also freedom in the truth. T. I. Lowe's gritty yet tender and uplifting tale reminds us that a great story can break your heart . . . then heal it in the best possible way.

Black Magnolia

Black Magnolia
Author: Lena Black
Release: 2018-02-27
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 242
ISBN: 1986013812
Language: en
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This isn't love. It's business.I knew this day would come long before my parents informed me of my engagement to Shaw LeBlanc. I was brought up with the knowledge I'm nothing more than a pawn in my father's game. This wedding is about money and political gain, the exchange of power and sex. Not love or an inability to spend our lives without each other.During the planning of the wedding, I brainwashed my heart into believing I loved a man I hardly knew. I had to. My father needs Lou LeBlanc's money. Lou wants my father's ties in Washington. His son wants me.Destiny sealed.I was prepared to sacrifice my freedom and happiness for my family. Then I overheard something I shouldn't have. Now I'm aimlessly wandering barefoot through the streets of the French Quarter, scared, alone, unsure of tomorrow...Until I see a sign that'll change my fate forever.This is a standalone novel in a series of standalones.18+ MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. This book contains sexy situations, bad words, and heavy subject matter.

The Way the Story Goes

The Way the Story Goes
Author: Samantha Chase
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Chasing Romance, Inc.
Pages: 270
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Language: en
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Thriller writer Mia Kingsley has been hit with a serious case of writer’s block and she needs a little peace and quiet. A beach front property in Magnolia Sound seemed like the perfect escape and just the change of scenery she needs to get the words flowing again. That is, until her noisy neighbor starts running power tools and blasting music at all hours of the day and night. Before long, the next victim in her story starts to bear an uncanny resemblance to the contractor next door. Austin Coleman never wanted to come back to Magnolia Sound. But sometimes, life takes an unexpected turn and the only way to get back on your feet is to go home. His plan is to avoid all things connected to his past, and renovating a beach house in the off-season is just the way to do that—there’ll be no neighbors and no distractions. Or so he thought until he almost maims his sexy neighbor with a flying sink. Despite his best efforts, trouble follows everywhere he goes. At first she wanted to kill him. Now she wants to kiss him. Sometimes you have to wait and see where the story goes.

Between Heaven and the Real World

Between Heaven and the Real World
Author: Steven Curtis Chapman,Ken Abraham
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Baker Books
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781493405213
Language: en
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For decades, Steven Curtis Chapman's music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions around the world. Now, for the first time, Steven openly shares the experiences that have shaped him, his faith, and his music in a life that has included incredible highs and faith-shaking lows. Readers will be captivated by this exclusive look into Steven's childhood and challenging family dynamic growing up, how that led to music and early days on the road, his wild ride to the top of the charts, his relationship with wife Mary Beth, and the growth of their family through births and adoptions. In addition to inside stories from his days of youth to his notable career, including the background to some of his best-loved songs, readers will walk with Steven down the devastating road of loss after the tragic death of five-year-old daughter Maria. And they'll experience his return to the stage after doubting he could ever sing again. Poignant, gut-wrenchingly honest, yet always hopeful, Steven offers no sugary solutions to life's toughest questions. Yet out of the brokenness, he continues to trust God to one day fix what is unfixable in this life. This backstage look at the down-to-earth superstar they've come to love will touch fans' lives and fill their hearts with hope. Includes black-and-white photos throughout.