Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 29 breakdown

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Claire and Jamie start making their way to Brownsville in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 29

After dealing with the situation at the Beardsley homestead, Claire and Jamie know it’s time to get to Brownsville. It’s not a straightforward journey in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 29.

Claire and Jamie aren’t leaving alone. It turns out that Mrs. Beardsley isn’t interested in staying in the house that has been her home for two years. She wants to leave with the Frasers, and she doesn’t seem to really care where she’s going. She’s not leaving alone though, bringing all the goats along with her.

On the journey to Brownsville, the group is attacked by a panther and one of the goats is taken. With everything that’s happened, they have to make camp overnight, and that means getting to know Mrs. Beardsley a little more.

I don’t sense that much in the way of foreshadowing in this chapter. This is about closing the part about the Beardsleys, making it possible to get Josiah and Keziah away from the home and onto Fraser’s Ridge. There’s not even a hint of foreshadowing of what Claire and Jamie will experience next with Mrs. Beardsley.

The chapter was partly used for the series. We didn’t get the journey to Brownsville, but we did get the important conversations that happened within the chapter. I’ll share why I think that was, and why I didn’t miss the drama of the journey to Brownsville in the series.

Let’s dive into The Fiery Cross Chapter 29.