I haven't participated in BTT for ages and saw this weeks question and thought it would be fun.
Well, the last time was 'People of the Book' by Geraldine Brooks, about two weeks ago. What I like about Historical Fiction is the fine line between extending history and simply writing something that is not true. Whereas in a lot of oher genres you can get away with doing relatively little research, Historical Fiction requires huge amounts. Geraldine Brooks also said this in the interview I did with her.
I also like, after having read the book, to browse real history books and the internet to see which was fiction and what actually happened. Sometimes however HF can be a bit tiresome because the author is too busy showing of his knowledge instead of writing a story.
What are your thoughts on HF? If you also posted a response don't hesitate to leave the link!