Alison Mackie's The Gypsy Chronicles is an illustrated novel told in short stories: Upon each Matrimonial bed Tzigany de Torres makes he bestows a potent charm, one that guarantees a lifetime of passionate love within the marriage. His wife is a match maker and together they are in the business of making love happen. However, if you were to assume there is sex in this book you would be mistaken. There is no sex in this book. There is something even better: Love - or should I say, quietly, the making of love.