Charles Dennis’s “Balm of Angels” Captivates Readers with its Engrossing Plot and Dynamic Characters

Charles Dennis

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Balm of Angels

Ulrika Vingsbo and Charles Dennis

The theatre is a living, breathing entity, and ‘Balm of Angels’ is my attempt to unravel the complex threads that bind its artists.”

— Charles Dennis

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 8, 2024 / — Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through the dazzling lights of Broadway and the storied streets of London with “Balm of Angels,” the eagerly anticipated novel by acclaimed author and actor Charles Dennis. With its rich narrative and compelling characters, “Balm of Angels” promises to captivate audiences, offering a profound exploration of personal and professional relationships set against the backdrop of a bygone era.

At the heart of “Balm of Angels” lies a group of theatrical luminaries, including Oliver Courtland, Alvin Spiegel, Lydia Hammond, and her son Rye. Set against the vibrant theatre scenes of London and New York, the novel seamlessly weaves together their tumultuous journeys, revealing the intricate dynamics that shape their lives.

Charles Dennis, the man behind this literary tour de force, shares, “The theatre is a living, breathing entity, and ‘Balm of Angels’ is my attempt to unravel the complex threads that bind the artists within it. It explores the fragility of human connections amidst the dazzling lights of Broadway and the streets of London, revealing the indomitable spirit of those who dare to live their lives on the stage.”

The narrative delves into the captivating partnership between writers Oliver Courtland and Alvin Spiegel, tracing their journey from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of success on Broadway. Yet, as the years unfold, cracks begin to appear, leading to a poignant separation that reverberates through the lives of those connected to them.

Lydia, Oliver’s ex-wife, emerges as a pivotal figure, embarking on a journey to England with Alvin and his daughter Janice. Her enduring ties to the group shape the destinies of the characters, as family secrets and obscured histories lurk beneath the surface, tantalizing readers with suspenseful revelations.

Beginning in 2001 and flashing back to the 1940s and 1950s, “Balm of Angels” navigates the challenges of World War II and the aftermath of Alvin’s blacklisting for his political views. Against the backdrop of war-torn Europe, characters confront love, betrayal, and personal evolution, while enduring legacies are forged amidst the turmoil.

As “Balm of Angels” unfolds, readers are invited to immerse themselves in a world of historical richness and compelling human drama. Charles Dennis’s masterful storytelling transports readers to a different time and place, leaving an indelible mark on the literary landscape.

Experience the magic of “Balm of Angels” available on Amazon and discover a tale that resonates long after the final page is turned. For more information about Charles Dennis and his books, visit

About the Author

Charles Dennis, a luminary with a five-decade career in the entertainment industry, is an acclaimed actor, playwright, producer, author, director, and screenwriter. Renowned for his storytelling finesse, he has crafted fourteen novels, including celebrated works like “Hollywood Raj” and “The Magiker.”

Beyond writing, Charles excels in acting, playwriting, and filmmaking, earning the Best Actor Award for the movie of his play “King Solomon’s Treasure.” Based in Shadow Hills, California, with his wife, producer/actress/publisher, Ulrika Vingsbo, Charles resides at El Rancho Del Navitas, surrounded by a lively household of horses, a turtle, a bearded dragon, and their Boston Terriers, Sam and Steve.

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