Here are a couple new words that I learned while reading The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent:
Posset: a drink made of hot milk curdled with ale, wine, or the like, often sweetened and spiced.
Here is how posset was used on page 23:
She carefully inspected each of us for fever or crimson patches and then, without another word, began to prepare food for us and a posset to ease Andrew's fever.
Piquancy: agreeably stimulating, interesting, or attractive.
Here is how piquancy was used on page 46:
I told her then what little I had heard in the marketplace or on the streets, and if I expanded upon the truth, it was only to bring piquancy to the tales, like cloves added to meat.
I am really enjoying this book so far and can't wait to discuss with my book club next week! So did you come across any new words that made you pull out your dictionary this week?