In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, everyone is on the go. Keeping up with the day-to-day hustle can take a toll on one’s mind, and in situations like these, what can be a better escape than reading a refreshing story that takes its reader away from the monotony of the daily grind? In “Soldier and Spouse and Their Traveling House,” U.S. Army Captain Matthew Alan House whisks the reader through the amusing ways in which he and his wife explored two continents—during their off-duty weekends while being stationed abroad.
“Soldier and Spouse and Their Traveling House” is available for order now on Amazon with November 11th, 2017—coinciding with America’s Veterans Day—as the official release of Iraq War veteran, Army officer, and thrill-seeker Matthew Alan House’s debut book. This book explores a dream many would love to realize—exploring the world without jeopardizing their careers—with the entertaining dialogue of a young newlywed couple as they sightsee across Europe and Africa.
This book is a light-hearted story about the many adventures this twosome had while living and touring abroad. The travelogue is written in a delightful narration which makes the story relatable to anyone. Having a thirst for new experiences, this military couple soon found themselves wiggling out of tricky situations. With the flip of each page, the tale grows in captivation as the protagonist and his loving spouse jet through scenic landscapes from the Emerald Isle—featuring a near bar brawl with a big, burly, kilt-wearing Irishman—to being transported back to Ancient Egypt by cruising down the Nile—except Matthew had contracted food poisoning, which allowed him to get well-acquainted with the bathroom as opposed to the pharaonic sights—and many other misadventures along the way. Identifying just who the leader in this relationship is becomes one of the satisfying literary challenges of this book. While one may assume the daring soldier is leading the course, an argument can be made that the sensible spouse truly holds the reigns.
With endorsements from academic PhD’s and a testimonial from a newspaper travel columnist, it’s easy to see Matthew is no stranger to writing. Other accolades include: “A well-paced, involving, and hilariously relatable human story” and “An inspiring travel book!” Click here to watch the “Soldier and Spouse and Their Traveling House” book trailer!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matthew is a career Army officer and a budding author. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of West Florida, a M.A. in Political Science from the American Military University, and will soon earn a M.A. in Asian Studies from Florida State University. Fun fact: he also speaks Vietnamese!