Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 8 breakdown

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Claire immediately works on saving Hal’s life in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 8

We see Claire in doctor mode immediately in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 8. Nothing else matters but saving Hal’s life.

I love seeing Claire in her element. We see how focused she is. Who her patient is doesn’t even always matter. Sure, she’s had her moments, but usually her oath to “do no harm” comes into play when helping her patients.

We get to learn about some of the natural ways to help with asthma symptoms. However, nothing is guaranteed, and we are left worrying a little about Hal. For Claire, her concern is that John and Jamie haven’t returned yet. That doesn’t bode well for anyone.

The chapter certainly foreshadows a few things for John and Jamie’s storylines. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the foreshadowing section. I’m in two minds about whether this chapter will be used in the TV series. I’ll get to my thoughts that in the adaptation section.

Let’s dive into Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 8.