Just the Outlander chapter
Jamie returns after being away for three days. He brings a buck that he killed that can be used for food for the family. It’s a growing family, as Claire shares that Young Ian’s son was born. This son doesn’t have a name just yet. The couple call him Oggy still—the nickname he was given when he was still in Rachel’s belly.
Claire points out that Jamie didn’t need to “do it.” Well all know what she means. Jamie went off to kill the man Claire had seen at the Trading Post. Jamie doesn’t deny that he killed them man. Instead, he points out that the man had to pay for his crimes. Jamie simply did what he had to do.
He knows that he has Claire’s heart and Claire knows that he has his. It doesn’t matter if Claire forgave this man. Jamie always promised Claire he would protect her with his heart and his sword.
The ending of the chapter offers more renewed hope, though. A family arrives at the Ridge, and Jamie notes that the little boy has red hair, reminding him of Jemmy. Well, it turns out that there are more similarities. As Claire and Jamie watch, they realize that Roger and Brianna have returned.
Okay, we don’t get that confirmation at the end of the book, but we have enough to know that the family is Bree, Roger, Jemmy, and Mandy. That’s all we need to close off this book and get us ready for Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.