This story is based on a true happening. The Jews were run out of Spain. They took the skills they had with them and tried to live on them. But France had never tasted hot chocolate and they were struggling to live.
Green Bean Books and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you). It has been published and you can get a copy now.
The little boy in the story falls into the shelving and gets hot chocolate all over him. He runs outside amd makes a carriage stop. The man in the carriage thinks he's covered in mud. He tells him it's chocolate. The man gets out and has a taste.
Then the most exciting thing happens. And soon the Chocolate King is working again.