To this very day, when the words “Sketch of Tranquility” leave my mouth, a chill travels down my spine. I remember when ‘Sketch’ was published two years ago as a mini-story, one that captivated the attention of many viewers and slowly as the plot expanded, so did our knowledge of the author Emblem. Sketch originally was produced as a hobby until Emblem was convinced to turn it into a novel. Fortunately, I had the privilege of joining Emblem in creating this fictional masterpiece, so I can say with certainty Emblem takes pride in the art of writing, his focus is on quality and he has a major influence on his readers.
Carefully composed line by line, Sketch indoctrinates you about the richness of relationships; relationships built from the confines of patience, sacrifice and desire. It touches on thoughts behind suicide, unexpected pregnancies, drugs and interracial dating. It is not merely a story about drama. It paints a picture of educated black women in the struggle for happiness and the need to be understood. I love this piece for its raw sexy flavor, for the embracing of real love and the challenges faced in parenthood.
You will absolutely love the way Emblem makes you feel as if you are a character. Be prepared to laugh hysterically. Be prepared to cry uncontrollably. Be prepared to be aroused. Be prepared to read the book in one night. I’ve watched this work turn into the perfect volume for women in love, for those who desire to be in love, and for those who are unsure of what the future brings. This is also a book for men who often find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Vanessa Williams said, “Save the Best for Last”, and you won’t want to miss what happens to Tranquility in the end, but you’ll find yourself asking, is it for the best?