Alice has too much on her plate. As the owner of a children's party restaurant, she's understaffed, overextended, and the frequent brunt of parents' complaints. At home, she has a relationship that never worked, an ailing great aunt, and a daughter whose personal crisis threatens the entire family. But to forty-year-old Alice, scarred and traumatized by a tragic accident in her teens, the present is far easier to handle than memories of her past. When a stranger arrives with a legal document from years ago, that's only the beginning of a series of events which upturn her life and bring the devastating past back into the present. When someone long gone returns to her, Alice feels that a miraculous turning point has arrived, and that she has the chance to embrace the life she dreamed of before everything was shattered. She finds the nerve to compete on a television cooking show, where she encounters a man who could become her business partner, but who wants much, much more. Can she allow herself to take necessary risks, in order to cast away her hand-me-down life and find success and true love, or is she destined always to be that wild, headstrong girl who can't resist making faulty choices? Dawn Any Minute is a story of awakenings, in which hearts long slumbering arise from the ashes to claim a bright new day.