Brilliance by Sydney Jane Baily


Brilliance is the fifth book in the Diamonds Of The First Water series by Sydney Jane Baily.  Brilliance tells the romantic journey of the youngest Diamond sibling.  Brilliance is one of the most unique female main characters I have read.  Brilliance is kind yet tends to get into trouble when she almost always says what she thinks.  Brilliance interprets the world with a literal, optimistic, hopeful viewpoint.  The outside world underestimates Brilliance by viewing her as silly or unintelligent, but her family and true friends see Brilliance’s charm and pure heart make her shine.

Lord Vincent Hewitt is a genius composer and pianist.  After suffering betrayal by those he trusted most, Vincent guards his heart and music with a hard heart. When Vincent meets the unusual, intriguing Brilliance, his world gets turned upside down.  Vincent learns to appreciate Brilliance’s outlook on life.  However, Vincent must trust the loyal Brilliance, or he could lose the one remarkable woman he could ever love.

I enjoyed both main characters.  It took me a minute to get into Brilliance’s head space, but her charm, wit, and empathy won me over.  Vincent has been hurt badly, and his journey with Brilliance is complicated and rocky, but I loved how he saw Brilliance as a free-spirited, vulnerable, loving woman.  The plot was entertaining and was unique compared to the other novels in this series.  I have enjoyed each Diamond sibling’s romantic journey, and I am sad to see it end.  Brilliance was a creative, imaginative way to complete an engaging series.  I can’t wait to see what Sydney Jane Baily does next!

Publication Date: April 27, 2023

Published by jelee1976

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