A reality TV star Ann Stanway leaves Hollywood and finds herself in Amish country, where she discovers friendship, new love and ultimately herself. In the end, Ann must decide between staying in her newfound reality or returning to her old one.
In the blink of an eye, Ann Stanway’s identity is crushed to pieces. And believing that her reality show-life was actually real didn’t make her feel any less foolish.Once a small-town girl, Ann arrived in Hollywood as a caterer. While serving at a Hollywood party, she meets Scott Adsen, a hot actor, and they begin to date. A reality show is created around their romance and Ann quickly becomes a household name. They enjoy three seasons of sky-high ratings before they drop to an all-time low. In order to boost ratings and save the show, the producers decide to make a change that does not favor Ann, who is “too sweet.” They aim to replace her with an actress who can bring some edge to the show. Feeling hurt about Scott’s apathetic response, Ann takes a break from him and Hollywood life. She ends up in Cave City, Kentucky, where the Amish community is prevalent. And to Ann’s fortune, they are not television watchers. Seeing an opportunity to hide her true identity from the non-worldly Amish, Ann seizes it by changing her name and her hair color. It is refreshing to be accepted for who she is, knowing she could easily settle back into who she once was before Hollywood. Ann meets some wonderful people and comes to care for them—most notably, Sarah the Amish innkeeper, and the town’s very kind, very handsome and attentive bachelor, Hunter Lewis. Sarah is a good influence for Ann and vastly different from her Hollywood friends. As their friendship grows authentically, Ann is reminded of the closeness she once felt to God. Hunter is a man with integrity, always seeking ways to help others less fortunate than himself. A reference from Sarah to Ann reminds her that she is here for a purpose; a beautiful reminder to all that God loves us and we do have purpose. When Ann’s past catches up to her, she must protect Sarah, doing all she can in order to keep her away from the onslaught of film crews and cameras. Ann must decide which life she is willing to let go of—and which man truly has her heart. Runaway Romance is a delightful and engaging movie. A romantic journey that is uplifting, family friendly and focuses on the good in people.