Hollywood Book Festival Runner-Up Best Genre Fiction
London Book Festival Runner-Up Best Romance
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 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?
What People Say
"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
"From wrestling royalty comes this insightful, emotive tale of the true, human costs of ‘the bizness’." —Billy Corgan, TV Producer, Author, and lead singer and guitarist of The Smashing Pumpkins
"… 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