Dalton and Grace
“This cast of characters and their witty dialogue makes me laugh out loud! The readers of our community paper have been treated to top-notch entertainment over the years and I’m delighted that the stories will find new readers to entertain.” —Suzanne Detar, Author, Publisher, and Editor of The Daniel Island News
Bless their little hearts...
Marriage is a compilation of laughter, tears, and occasional inane spats over nothing. Life in the south is a combination of sass, sophistication, and sticky situations. And when you mix them together, the result is gut-splitting hysterical. In these Southern short stories, the whimsical Williams couple takes readers on the highs and lows of their Southern marriage.
Dalton Williams, a well-meaning and kind-hearted gentleman, has ideas that are quirky and kooky—many times going awry. His practical and sensible wife, Grace, keeps him grounded. Embark upon a fun-filled and hilarious journey through the aisles of Publix supermarket to the frustration of Daylight Savings Time. Dalton and Grace are familiar faces experiencing life’s oftentimes silly mundanity, and when you add in their adorable and sassy Aunt Toogie, you have a real southern treat!
"I enjoyed a peek into the lives of Dalton, Grace, and Aunt Toogie. This gem is an easy read. Pick it up and enjoy one or two stories, or grab a cup of tea and settle in for a longer stretch. Thank you Ann and Bill for sharing your humor with us." —Joan Hyams Schmitz, author of Carried by a Feather
“[a] hilarious and endearing gem of a book…” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“If you want an enjoyable read that will bring tears and laughter, buy this book.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“This book is a humorous, easy read that will cause you to chuckle a lot. You will see friends and family in the stories. There are great observations on human nature. I highly recommend it and hope there will be another book by the authors.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“Wonderful read by a talented duo who contrast the challenges of today's technological world with growing up in mid-century America. Written with humor, each story reminds us of life's gifts, sometimes hidden in plain view. Dalton and Grace's memorable family and friends help convey the message. Hoping for another edition.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“…a well written and very funny collection of vignettes…Each episode is a stand-alone column, so the reader can either read the book from front to back or anywhere in between. A very enjoyable book!” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“I love this book! So many entertaining and comical stories.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“These stories have kept me laughing! They are so well written and so true. Each story depicts real life experiences in such a humorous manner…These stories read like mini Seinfeld episodes.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“This is a wonderful book filled with so many amusing anecdotes about daily life to which we can all relate. There are also may tender moments that elicit a warm smile. Well done Dalton and Grace!” —★★★★★ Reader Review
These short stories were written by Bill Stevens and edited by his wife, Ann. They live in Daniel Island, a suburb of Charleston, South Carolina. They enjoy reading, writing, giving back to their community, and spending time with their four children and ten grandchildren.