-London Book Festival Runner Up-Romance
-Hollywood Book Festival Runner-Up Best Genre Fiction
-Silver Readers' Favorite International Book Award for Best Fiction-Sports
-Southern California Book Festival Honorable Mention-Best Fiction
Claudine Bellamy grew up in a strong family of wrestlers and married a champion fighter. She feels protected and cared for and she likes it that way. When circumstances change, however, Claudine finds herself unprotected and alone. First in the Cauliflower Heart trilogy, A Romantic Wrestler, introduces Claudine Bellamy, who thinks she has the perfect life. She has a superstar wrestling husband, and her family enjoys all of the perks of celebrity. But when life grows bitter and Claudine's husband needs help, will she be strong enough to save him?
Cauliflower Heart: A Romantic Wrestler
"With Cauliflower Heart Diana Hart Smith allows us to not only to enjoy the lines of her fine first novel, but to read between those lines to get a better feel for what it was like to grow up with the wrestling business as essential to life as the air she breathed." --Mick Foley, New York Times #1 best-selling author Member WWE Hall of Fame
"There's no doubt the Cauliflower Heart trilogy carries more than a grain of truth." --Patrick Lennon, Fightin Talk Editor, Daily Star, UK
"… an authentic and poignant journey of a wife and mother who comes from a respected wrestling lineage and tells the unique tale of courage and love from a place of deep understanding." --Gail Kim, Former WWE Divas Champion and former TNA Knockouts Champion, Pro Wrestling Illustrated 2012 Top Female Wrestler in the World
In the blink of an eye, the idyllic world that Claudine Bellamy knew, brutally turns upside down. While her family struggles with tragedy and permanent loss, their professional wrestling business is publicly exposed. Acutely vulnerable, is Claudine resilient enough to resist being exploited by corrupt vultures of the celebrity world and protect her precious family?