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This weeks chapters open with Grace and Owen getting settled in their hotel in Statesboro. The next morning they go to the Bank of Statesboro to obtain a safe deposit box.
On leaving the bank they spend several days looking over Statesboro; its various businesses, houses, and churches. They also visit Mr. Hardie, the local blacksmith at his shop.
Later in their room, Owen is discouraged, but Grace suggests that they check out the availability of farm land.At breakfast the next morning, they find an ad for land seized by the county for non-payment of taxes and decide to check on it.
At the courthouse, the clerk asks if they are interested in the O'Connell land after learning Owen's name. He tells them about Margie and Katie. They leave to look at the land.
On Plantation Lane there are many surprises waiting for them, and they decide that this opportunity is too good to pass up and return to the Courthouse to buy the land. There they meet an elderly black man and hire him as a consultant because he is familiar with the land and the house.
In their room that night they go over the many things that they will need to set up housekeeping. There is one problem that they are worried about, and that is getting married, as the people there believe they are already married. In the morning there is another trip to the bank.
Enjoy these chapters. More next week.