Heartsong Presents #410 - contemporary
From the back of the book:
Somehow God works all things together for good...
When his fiancee' ended their engagement three weeks before the wedding, Reed Parker vowed to spend the rest of his life alone. She couldn't marry a man of mixed race--and years later, Reed still avoids relationships, hoping to keep such hurt and pain at bay.
But God has a few surprises in store for Reed--starting with Jackie Mason, the lovely, olive-skinned loan officer at his bank. As Reed cautiously establishes a friendship with her, he learns she is the oldest of a large family of adopted children. Jackie doesn't know anything about her parents--not even their nationality--and as she and Reed share their backgrounds, the acceptance they find heals both of their hearts.
Just when Reed and Jackie's relationship deepens, however, the bank hires another loan officer to work with Jackie--Melanie Copeland, the very woman who had rejected Reed.
When dishonest dealings take place at the bank, circumstances point to Jackie as the culprit. Will God bring the truth to surface? Will He keep Jackie and Reed's love strong?
"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)