These specific insights into the process of integration, social acceptance, and political forces both within and outside the RCMP contribute to a story that moves far beyond individual life and experience. Woman in Scarlet documents the ideals, philosophy, psychology and sociology of all women gaining acceptance in male professions.
The result is a memoir that blends Adams' life and professional dreams with some very solid insight into how women can succeed against all odds. This story belongs not just in autobiography and memoir collections, but any library strong in law enforcement experience and RCMP history in particular, creating a legacy that goes beyond any original intention of capturing her experiences for her family to reach future generations of women. ( Diane Donovan- Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews)